SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 7:45:12 PMDA 61 Course Outline as of Fall 2011

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DA 61Title:  INTRO TO CHAIRSIDE D A  
Full Title:  Introduction to Chairside Dental Assisting
Last Reviewed:1/23/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  DNA 63

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to the role of the chairside dental assistant, preparing the patient for dental treatment, positioning of the patient, operator, and assistant, for four-handed and six-handed dentistry.  Obtaining patient health history and vital signs, treatment planning and data gathering and medical emergencies.  Instrument grasps/transfers, triplex syringe use, oral evacuation and retraction.  Identification and use of hand instruments, equipment maintenance, tub and tray setups.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Concurrent Enrollment in DA 62 and DA 60; and Course Completion or Current Enrollment in DE 50


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:
Acceptance to Allied Dental Program

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduction to the role of the chairside dental assistant, preparing the patient for dental treatment, positioning of the patient, operator, and assistant, for four-handed and six-handed dentistry.  Obtaining patient health history and vital signs, treatment planning and data gathering and medical emergencies.  Instrument grasps/transfers, triplex syringe use, oral evacuation and retraction.  Identification and use of hand instruments, equipment maintenance, tub and tray setups.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Concurrent Enrollment in DA 62 and DA 60; and Course Completion or Current Enrollment in DE 50
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:Acceptance to Allied Dental Program
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Spring 2020
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Demonstrate the procedure of taking and recording vital signs and identify normal limits.
2. Describe the types of medical emergencies that may be encountered in a dental office and discuss the role of staff members in preventing and managing these emergencies.
3. Discuss and demonstrate the assistant's role in diagnosis, data gathering, and treatment planning.
4. Identify and demonstrate the use, care, and maintenance of each piece of dental equipment in the treatment room and laboratory.
5. Describe the clock concept of operating zones, explain the uses of each zone and demonstrate positioning of operator, assistant, and patient, for each zone.
6. Identify and state the use and maintenance of hand and rotary instruments commonly used in dental procedures.
7. Demonstrate the exchange of instruments, handpieces, and materials at chairside.
8. Demonstrate and describe the use of preset trays and tubs in organizing dental instruments and materials by procedure.
9. Demonstrate the assembly adjustment and positioning of the High Volume Evacuation (HVE) tip and mirror for retraction, and oral debridement, in each area of the oral cavity.
10.Demonstrate the placement of topical anesthetic ointment prior to an injection of local anesthetic solution on maxillary and mandibular arches.
11.Demonstrate the preparation of an aspirating local anesthetic syringe, cartridge and needle.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Medical History
    A.  Components
      1. Review health history
      2. Take vital signs
      3. Knowledge of normal vital signs
    B.  Application to Dental Procedures
      1. Use of local anesthetics for medically compromised patient
      2. Medications patient takes daily and possible effects on normal health
2.  Medical Emergencies
    A.  Emergency Procedures
      1. Syncope
      2. Airway obstruction
      3. Cardiovascular
      4. Asthma attack
    B.  Prevention
      1. Scheduling
      2. Position during treatment
      3. Stress reduction
      4. Vital signs (baseline and subsequent visits)
3.  The Dental Operatory
    A.  Equipment, use, and care
    B.  Seating of patient, operator, and assistant
    C.  Operating zones
    D.  Instrument exchange
    E.  Oral evacuation
4.  Instruments: Identification and use
    A.  Hand instruments
    B.  Rotary instruments
5.  Local Anesthesia
    A.  Topical anesthesia
    B.  Assembly of equipment

Assignments:
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Reading assignments (20-40 pages per week) in texts and course syllabus
Lab competencies (16-18)
Quizzes (8-12)
Mid-term and final performance exams
Mid-term and final written exams

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 60%
Performance exams and lab competencies
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Quizzes, written midterm exam and written final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Modern Dental Assisting, Bird, D., Robinson, D., 2011, 10th Ed. W. B. Saunders DVD included in textbook
Instructor prepared materials

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