SRJC Course Outlines

6/23/2024 3:38:40 AMDA 63 Course Outline as of Fall 2011

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DA 63Title:  DENTAL SPECIALTIES  
Full Title:  Dental Specialties
Last Reviewed:11/22/2021

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 66

Catalog Description:
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Instruction in assisting and instrumentation for the following specialties in dentistry: orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, pediatric dentistry and oral maxillofacial surgery.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of DA 61 and DA 62


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
Acceptance to Allied Dental Program

Schedule of Classes Information
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Instruction in assisting and instrumentation for the following specialties in dentistry: orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, pediatric dentistry and oral maxillofacial surgery.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of DA 61 and DA 62
Recommended:
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:
 
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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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Describe the scope of practice of each of the following dental specialties
      a. Orthodontics
     b. Endodontics
      c. Oral surgery
     d. Pediatrics
     e. Periodontology
2.  Recognize dental instruments and prepare instrument tray set-ups for all dental specialty procedures.
3.  Identify the classifications of malocclusion.
4.  Recognize and operate equipment necessary to assist the dentist in a specialty procedure.
5.  Describe the indications and contraindications of all the specialty treatment procedures.
6.  Recognize and prepare the equipment used in nitrous oxide sedation.
7.  Recognize and communicate clearly the level of patient sedation.
8.  Recognize medical emergencies as related to patient sedation.
9.  Describe the appropriate protocols as related to medical emergencies in the sedated patient.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Orthodontics
      a.    Classifications of malocclusion
      b.    Orthodontic instruments, materials, equipment and tray set-ups
      c.    Registered Dental Assistant orthodontic functions
      d.    Indications and contraindications for orthodontic treatment
2.  Periodontics
      a.     Classifications of periodontal disease
      b.     Periodontal procedure instruments, materials, equipment and tray set-up
      c.     Periodontal charting
      d.     Rationale for various types of periodontal treatment
      e.     Role of the RDA in periodontal therapy
3.  Endodontics
      a.     Indications and contraindications for endodontic treatment
      b.     Signs and symptoms of pulpal pathosis
      c.     Sequencing of steps in endodontic treatment
      d.     Endodontic instruments, materials, equipment and tray set-up
      e.     Role of the RDA in endodontic therapy
4.  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
      a.     Scope of treatment of oral and maxillofacial treatment
      b.     Referral of patients from a general dentist to the oral surgeon
      c.     Oral surgery instruments, material, equipment and tray set-up
      d.     Indications and contraindications for oral surgery
      e.     Role of the RDA during oral surgery
      f.      Role of the RDA in monitoring patient sedation
5.   Pediatric Dentistry
      a.     Description of the pediatric practice
      b.     Behavior patterns of pediatric patients and parents
      c.     Pit and fissure sealant placement
      d.     Review of common anxieties in pediatric dentistry
      e.     Role of an RDA in a pediatric practice
6.   Administration of Nitrous Oxide Analgesia
      a.     Action of nitrous oxide
      b.     Equipment
      c.     The "fail safe" nitrous oxide system
      d.     Indications and contraindications for nitrous oxide analgesia
      e.     Role of the RDA in assisting with nitrous oxide
      f.      Recognition and implementation of appropriate protocols in medical emergencies as related to patient sedation

Assignments:
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1.  Reading assignments in text and syllabus (15-25 pages per week)
2.  Competency evaluations (8-10)
3.  Class performance, role-playing (1-2)
4.  Oral presentation (1-2)
5.  Quizzes (7-9)
6.  Written midterm (1) and final (1)
7.  Lab midterm (1) and final (1)
8.  Participation

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
30 - 50%
Class performances (role playing), competency exams, oral presentation
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Quizzes, written midterm and final, lab midterm and final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Modern Dental Assisting, Torres and Ehrlich, A., Bird, D., Robinson, D., 2011, 10th Ed. W.B. Saunders
Instructor prepared materials

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