SRJC Course Outlines

1/27/2023 9:10:09 AMDA 65 Course Outline as of Fall 2022

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DA 65Title:  DENTAL SCIENCE  
Full Title:  Dental Science
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 64

Catalog Description:
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In this course, students will learn the etiology, recognition and prevention of dental disease. Course emphasizes pharmacology, oral pathology, periodontology, and community dental health. Students will gain knowledge in the science and manipulation of alginate, gypsum, fluoride, sealants and teeth whitening products. The didactic and clinical components meet the requirements for a California State approved course in both coronal polish and pit and fissure sealant certificates.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of DA 60


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 etiology, recognition and prevention of dental disease. Course emphasizes pharmacology, oral pathology, periodontology, and community dental health. Students will gain knowledge in the science and manipulation of alginate, gypsum, fluoride, sealants and teeth whitening products. The didactic and clinical components meet the requirements for a California State approved course in both coronal polish and pit and fissure sealant certificates.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of DA 60
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. Assess and manage patient care to a diverse dental population based on evidence-based decision-making within the scope of practice of the Registered Dental Assistant (RDA).
2. Differentiate between health and disease that utilize concepts from caries risk assessment, oral pathology, pharmacology and periodontology.
3. Customize patient instruction, provide rationale for treatment, and evaluate patient responses.
 

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In order to achieve these learning outcomes, during the course students will:
1. Demonstrate the technique utilizing the appropriate materials for performing coronal polishing.
2. Explain the indications and contraindications for coronal polish and discuss the rationale for selective polishing.
3. Describe the components of plaque, calculus and stains, and their formation and pattern of accumulation on the teeth.
4. Identify the key components in preventive dentistry and discuss the role of systemic and topical fluoride, sealants, diet, risk assessment and patient education.
5. Develop an individualized plaque control program utilizing appropriate patient education techniques, toothbrushing methods, interproximal cleaning aids, diet counseling, plaque indices and risk assessment.
6. Describe the purpose, types, and indications and contraindications of dental sealants.
7. Demonstrate for technique for fluoride varnish placement.
8. Demonstrate the technique for dental sealant placement utilizing proper safety measures and infection control procedures.
9. Discuss the etiology, prevention and transmission of dental caries.
10. List the risk factors for early childhood caries.
11. Identify and describe the properties and uses of hydrocolloid impression materials and gypsum products.
12. Demonstrate the technique for taking alginate impression and bite registrations.
13. Demonstrate the technique for pouring and trimming study models.
14. Identify the purpose of a facebow transfer and describe the auxiliary's role in a facebow transfer technique.
15. Identify types of digital impression systems and describe the auxiliary's role in taking digital impressions.
16. Describe the etiology, clinical features, and treatment for developmental disturbances; diseases of the teeth and soft tissues; eating disorders and malignant and benign neoplasms.
17. Identify a target group within the community and develop and present a disease prevention program.
18. Differentiate between normal and abnormal intraoral findings.
19. Identify and describe the actions and dental implications of commonly prescribed and over-the-counter (OTC) medications, utilizing drug reference material.
20. Discuss the dental implications of illegal drug use.
21. Identify the etiology of periodontal disease and its relationship to systemic health.
22. Describe the components of a periodontal exam and the role of the dental assistant in performing a comprehensive periodontal exam.
23. List the products, indications and contraindications for teeth-whitening.
24. Demonstrate the technique for making a custom whitening tray.
25. Describe the special needs dental patient with physical or mental limitations and the techniques used in providing dental treatment for these patients.
26. Describe the auxiliary's role in intraoral and extraoral photography.
27. Perform intraoral and extraoral photography using correct patient and operator positioning, camera settings and retractor and mirror placement.

Topics and Scope
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I. Coronal Polish*                                                
    A. Technique*
    B. Plaque, calculus and stains
    C. Rationale for selective polishing
II. Fluoride*
    A. Technique*
    B. Systemic and topical fluoride
III. Sealants*                                                      
    A. Technique*                                                
    B. Types
    C. Indications and contraindications
IV. Caries and Risk Assessment                                      
     A. Etiology, prevention and transmission
    B. Early childhood caries
    C. Role of risk assessment
    D. Caries detection devices
V.  Patient Education and Plaque Control*                              
    A. Key components in preventive dentistry
    B. Patient education techniques*
    C. Plaque indices*
    D. Toothbrushing methods*
    E. Interproximal cleaning methods*
    F. Risk assessment
VI. Nutrition and Eating Disorders                                    
    A. Role of nutrition in preventive dentistry
    B. Oral implications of eating disorders
VII. Impressions and models                        
    A. Components and properties of alginate and gypsum products
    B. Techniques*
     C. Bite registration*
    D. Facebow transfer*
    E. Digital impressions
VIII. Community Health                                          
    A. Evaluation of need
    B. Presentation
IX. Oral Pathology                   
     A.  Oral pathological conditions of hard and soft tissues.
    B.  Risk factors contributing to oral pathology
X. Pharmacology
    A. Action and dental implications of common over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription
         medications
    B. Drug reference material project
    C. Dental implications of illegal drugs use
XI. Periodontology                                                
    A. Periodontal examination
    B. Etiology
    C. Relationship to systemic health
XII. Teeth-Whitening*                                          
    A. Products, indications and contraindications
    B. Technique*
XIII. Special Needs Patient                                    
    A. Recognition
    B. Dental needs
    C. Treatment Techniques
XIV. Intraoral and Extraoral Photography*                        
    A. Types of poses, camera settings, distances
    B. Retraction and mirrors
XV. Laboratory Competencies
     A. Coronal polish
    B. Dental sealants
    C. Alginate impression
    D. Gypsum models
    E. Oral hygiene instruction
    F. Extraoral and intraoral photography
    G. Bleaching trays
    H. Facebow
 
*These items are introduced in lecture, and the related skill is performed in the lab.

Assignments:
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Lecture
1. Reading assignments (20-40) pages a week.
2. 10-12 quizzes, midterm and final (written) examination.
3. Community health project.
4. Drug reference information assignment.
5. Risk assessment assignment.
 
Laboratory
1. Alginate impressions - 2-4 competencies.
2. Study models - 2-4 competencies.
3. Sealant placement - 3-5 competencies.
4. Coronal polish - 3-5 competencies.
5. Fluoride application - 2 -4 competencies.
6. Patient oral hygiene instruction - 2-4 competencies.
7. Bleaching trays - 2-4 competencies.
8. Facebow competency.
9. Intraoral and extraoral photography - 2-4 competencies.

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
10 - 15%
Community Health project - written analysis
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 30%
Homework assignments: risk assessment assignment; community health project - lesson plan and drug reference information assignment.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Lab competencies
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 45%
Quizzes, midterm and final (written) examination.
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. Bird, Doni and Robinson, Debbie, Elsevier, 13th edition, 2021
Instructor prepared materials

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