SRJC Course Outlines

1/27/2023 10:01:21 AMDA 63 Course Outline as of Fall 2022

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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In this course, students will learn the theory and practice of assisting and instrumentation in dental specialties. Course emphasizes utilization of assistants in orthodontics, periodontics, pediatrics, and oral maxillofacial surgery and introduces terminology and instruments specifically for each specialty.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of DA 62


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
Acceptance to Allied Dental Program

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this course, students will learn the theory and practice of assisting and instrumentation in dental specialties. Course emphasizes utilization of assistants in orthodontics, periodontics, pediatrics, and oral maxillofacial surgery and introduces terminology and instruments specifically for each specialty.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of 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

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Discuss the responsibilities of the Registered Dental Assistant in dental specialty practices: orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, oral surgery and pediatric dentistry.
2. Assist the dental specialist utilizing the appropriate tray set-ups, techniques, materials, equipment and general patient care.
3. Implement appropriate protocols related to medical emergencies in the sedated patient.
 

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In order to achieve these learning outcomes, during the course students will:
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 relate to medical emergencies in the sedated patient.

Topics and Scope
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I. 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
II. 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*
III. 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*
IV. 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*
V. 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
VI. 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
VII. Laboratory Competencies
    A. Electric pulp testing
    B. Dry root canal
    C. Endodontic instruments
    D. Oral Surgery instruments
    E. Electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring
    F. Pulse oximeter
    G. Suture removal
    H. Periodontal dressing placement and removal
    I. Occlusal and bite relationships
    J. Orthodontic separators
 
*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 in text and syllabus (15-25 pages per week)
2. Oral presentation(s) (1-2)
3. Quizzes (7-9)
4. Written midterm and final (competency exams)
5. Participation
 
Lab Related Assignments:
1. Competency evaluations (8-10)
2. Class performance(s), role-playing (1-2)
3. Midterm and final (competency 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
30 - 50%
Class performance(s) (role playing), midterm and final (competency exams)
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Competency evaluations, quizzes, written midterm and final (competency exams), lab midterm and final (competency exams)
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Participation, oral presentation(s)


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Modern Dental Assisting. 13th ed. Bird, Doni and Robinson, Debbie. Elsevier. 2021
Instructor prepared materials

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