SRJC Course Outlines

4/16/2024 1:02:33 AMDA 69 Course Outline as of Summer 2012

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DA 69Title:  CHAIRSIDE SKLS WKSP  
Full Title:  Chairside Skills Workshop
Last Reviewed:8/28/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum.50Lecture Scheduled.2517.5 max.Lecture Scheduled4.38
Minimum.50Lab Scheduled1.005 min.Lab Scheduled17.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.25 Contact Total21.88
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  8.75Total Student Learning Hours: 30.63 

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

Catalog Description:
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This course is designed to develop minimal skills in basic dental chairside techniques.  Included are patient/operator positioning, cavity classifications and basic instrumentation. Required for those students accepted into the 22-month dental assisting program.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion Or Concurrent Enrollment in DE 51 and DA 60 (or DE 52)


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
Acceptance into 22 month Dental Assisting Program

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is designed to develop minimal skills in basic dental chairside techniques.  Included are patient/operator positioning, cavity classifications and basic instrumentation. Required for those students accepted into the 22-month dental assisting program
(P/NP Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion Or Concurrent Enrollment in DE 51 and DA 60 (or DE 52)
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:Acceptance into 22 month Dental Assisting 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 1997Inactive: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. Identify the components of the dental operatory and position operator, assistant, and patient chair.
2. Identify and explain function of various types of dental sterilizers.
3. Identify the basic dental instrumentation set-up.
4. Follow OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) infection control protocol in preparing instruments for sterilization.
5. Utilize OSHA recommended personal protective equipment when handling contaminated dental instruments and/or equipment.
6. Identify the five classes of cavity preparations.
7. Position the oral evacuator in each quadrant of the arch.
8. Identify the types, indications, and placement of barriers.

Topics and Scope
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A. Dental Operatory
   1. Equipment
   2. Lights
   3. Stools
   4. Positioning of chairs
B. Sterilization Equipment
   1. Autoclave
   2. Chemiclave
   3. Chemical containers
   4. Ultrasonic cleaners
   5. Liquid sterilant
C. Basic Dental Instrument Set-up
   1. Mirror
   2. Explorer
   3. Cotton plier
D. Instrument Preparation
   1. Initial cleaning
   2. Ultrasonic cleaning
   3. Types of wraps
E. OSHA Personal Protective Equipment
   1. Gowns
   2. Eyewear
   3. Masks
   4. Types of gloves
F. Dental Instruments
   1. Mouth mirror
   2. Explorer
   3. Evacuator
G. Cavity Classifications
   1. Class I
   2. Class II
   3. Class III
   4. Class IV
   5. Class V
H. Positioning of Dental Instruments and Operatory Equipment
   1. Mouth mirror
   2. Explorer
   3. Oral evacuator
   4. Dental light
I. Barrier Protection Types
   1. Plastic
   2. Aluminum Foil
   3. Tape

Assignments:
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1. Using course classmates, simulate the actions of chairside positioning, as operator, patient, and assistant.
2. Read 4 chapters in Modern Dental Assisting Text and 10-15 pages in course syllabus.
3. Assemble basic instrument set-ups.
4. Sterilize instruments used in operative dentistry.

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 problem solving assessments and 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
10 - 20%
Role play with other students
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
70 - 80%
Chairside skill demonstrations, positioning , basic setup, instrument setup, personal protective and sterilization.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
4 quizzes, 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, 2011, 10th Ed.  Bird, D., Robinson, D., Torres and Ehrlich
Elsevier

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