DH 150 is both a lecture and pre-clinical course that introduces students to dental auxiliary practices, including the theory, principles and practice of dentistry. Students also learn about the specialty areas in dentistry and the use of dental materials. The dental specialties discussed include orthodontics, restorative and cosmetic dentistry, periodontics, periodontic dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, prosthodontics and endodontics and common medical diseases. Emergencies and CPR are also topics discussed in this course. Students are given the opportunity to develop and practice clerical, chair-side and laboratory skills typically utilized in the dental office.