SRJC Course Outlines

2/3/2023 2:54:15 PMDA 62 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DA 62Title:  INTRO DENTAL PROC  
Full Title:  Introduction to Dental Procedures
Last Reviewed:1/28/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled4.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled70.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 175.00 

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 62

Catalog Description:
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Course focuses on clinical dental assisting skills and responsibilities for the clinical area of the dental office. Covers topical anesthetic placement and the indications and contraindications of use; common medical emergencies in dental offices and protocols for prevention and management; instrument and equipment identification, their use and maintenance; properties of dental materials; restorative procedures that include amalgam, composite and bonding, crown and bridge preparation and delivery, types and care of removable appliances.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion or Current Enrollment in DE 51


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
Acceptance to Allied Dental Program

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Course focuses on clinical dental assisting skills and responsibilities for the clinical area of the dental office. Covers topical anesthetic placement and the indications and contraindications of use; common medical emergencies in dental offices and protocols for prevention and management; instrument and equipment identification, their use and maintenance; properties of dental materials; restorative procedures that include amalgam, composite and bonding, crown and bridge preparation and delivery, types and care of removable appliances.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in DE 51
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

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Demonstrate ability to provide assistance as a chairside dental assistant for dental restorative
    and preventive procedures.
2.  Describe the types of medical emergencies encountered in a dental office and roles staff play
    in prevention and management.           
3.  Describe the effects of the oral environment as it pertains to the use of common dental
    materials used in restorative and preventive dentistry.

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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge while assisting for preparation, placement, and finishing of
    amalgam, composite, and cast restorations. 
2. Demonstrate the positioning of the High Volume Evacuation (HVE) tip; mirror for
    retraction, and full mouth rinsing in each area of the oral cavity. 
3. Demonstrate placement of nonaerosol and noncaustic topical anesthetic ointment prior to an
    injection of local anesthetic solution on a mannequin. 
4. Identify and label anesthetic carpules, needles, and syringe and the assembly and disassembly
    of an aspirating syringe and proper disposal.
5. Identify the uses, indications, and contraindications of the different types of cements
    in dentistry for medications, bases, luting agents, restorative agents, and build-ups. 
6. Identify armamentarium, placement and removal of dental dam during procedures and
    other isolation devices on a mannequin.      
7. Demonstrate knowledge while assisting for the placement and removal of matrices and
    dental wedges during restorative procedures on a mannequin.
8. Describe the requirements for the dental impression material for final impressions.

Topics and Scope
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I. Properties Of Dental Materials
     A. Physical properties
     B. Chemical properties
     C. Factors in selection
II. Dental Cements
     A. Indications and contraindications
     B. Properties
     C. Manipulation*
     D. Evaluations
III. Amalgam Procedure
     A. Instruments and equipment*
     B. Sequence and assisting*
     C. Manipulation of materials*
     D. Safety precautions*
     E. Assisting in the placement and removal of the rubber dam*
     F. Assisting in the placement and removal of the matrix band*
IV. Composite Procedure
     A. Instruments and equipment*
     B. Sequence and assisting*
     C. Manipulation of materials*
     D. Safety precautions*
V. Crown And Bridge Procedure
     A. Instruments and equipment*
     B. Sequence and assisting*
     C. Manipulation of materials*
     D. Safety precautions*
VI. Removable Prostheses
     A. Types of prostheses*
     B. Sequence and assisting*
     C. Patient education*
VII. 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)*
VIII. Laboratory Competencies
     A. Identification of the oral environment/limitations
     B. Dental cements/manipulation and mixing
     C. Matrix retainer, band and wedge
     D. Contoured sectional matrix system
     E. Prepare/assist in rubber dam placement and removal
     F. Assist for composite procedure
     G. Assist for amalgam procedure
     H. Assist for crown and bridge procedure
     I. Manipulate final impression materials
     J. Assist for crown/bridge delivery appointment
    K. Assist during a medical emergency
     L. Removable prosthesis-appointments/homecare/recognition
 
*These items are introduced in lecture, and the related skill is performed in the lab.

Assignments:
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Lecture Related Assignments:
1. Reading assignments (20-40 pages per week) in texts with corresponding workbook exercises
    and case studies
2. Quizzes (8-12)
3. Midterm and final written exam
 
Lab Related Assignments:
1. Competencies (12-14)
2. Midterm and final performance 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 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 - 30%
Workbook exercises and case studies
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
50 - 70%
Lab competencies
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 25%
Quizzes, lecture midterm and final, lab performance midterm and final
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. 12th ed. Bird, Doni and Robinson, Debbie. Elsevier. 2018
Instructor prepared materials

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