SRJC Course Outlines

2/3/2023 4:17:30 PMDA 61 Course Outline as of Spring 2020

Inactive Course
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 Scheduled3.008 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:
Course Completion or Current Enrollment in DE 50 and DA 60


Recommended Preparation:

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:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in DE 50 and DA 60
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:Acceptance to Allied Dental Program
Transfer Credit:
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:Effective:Inactive:
 
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, students will be able to:
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.
12. Describe the characteristics of professional behavior.

Topics and Scope
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I. 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*
II. Medical Emergencies
    A. Emergency procedures*
         1. syncope
         2. airway obstruction
         3. cardiovascular
         4. asthma attack
    B. Prevention
         1. scheduling
         2. patient position during treatment
         3. stress reduction
         4. vital signs (baseline and subsequent visits)
III. The Dental Operatory
    A. Equipment, use, and care*
    B. Seating of patient, operator, and assistant*
    C. Operating zones*
    D. Instrument exchange*
    E. Oral evacuation*
IV. Instruments: Identification and Use
    A. Hand instruments*
    B. Rotary instruments*
V. Local Anesthesia
    A. Topical anesthesia placement*
    B. Assembly of equipment*
VI. Professionalism*
VII. Laboratory Competencies
    A. Identify laboratory equipment
    B. Operatory set-up  
     C. Patient seating and dismissal
    D. Medical/dental history
    E. Vital signs
    F. Hand washing
    G. Place and remove Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    H. Topical anesthetic placement and preparation of aspirating syringe
    I.  Team member positions and zones of activity
    J. Oral evacuation and air-water syringe use
    K. Cotton roll and dry angle placement
    L. Dental hand instruments and instrument exchange
    M. Dental handpieces, burs and accessories
    N. Instrument recirculation
    O. Operatory reprocessing
    P. Ultrasonic cleaner maintenance
    Q. Emergency protocol
 
*These items are introduced in lecture, and the related skill is performed in the lab.

Assignments:
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Lecture Related Activities:
1. Reading assignments (20-40 pages per week) in texts and course syllabus
2. Quizzes (8-12)
3. Midterm and final written exam
 
Lab Related Activities:
1. Midterm and final performance exams
2. Competencies (16-18)

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%
Lab competencies
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Quizzes, lecture written midterm and final exam, lab midterm and final performance exams
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. 11th ed. Bird, Doni and Robinson, Debbie. Elsevier. 2015
Instructor prepared materials

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