SRJC Course Outlines

7/21/2024 6:32:50 PMDA 66A Course Outline as of Summer 2012

Inactive Course

Discipline and Nbr:  DA 66ATitle:  CLIN PRACTICE 1  
Full Title:  Clinical Practice 1
Last Reviewed:2/24/1997

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled6.0014 min.Lab Scheduled105.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total7.00 Contact Total122.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total 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 69

Catalog Description:
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Clinical practice in patient management and chairside assisting dental students at the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry and the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry.  Practice in working as part of a complete dental team in private practice/general practice dentistry offices in Sonoma County.  Continuation of the development of skills in radiography in the classroom.

Completion of DA 62 (formerly DNA 62) with grade of 'C' or better.

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Practice in working as part of a complete dental team in private practice general practice dentistry offices in Sonoma County; continuation of the development of skills in radiography in the classroom.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Completion of DA 62 (formerly DNA 62) with grade of 'C' or better.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Demonstrate the ability to work as a member of the dental health team
   in patient care facilities.
2.  Perform, as a chairside dental assistant in a general dentistry
   practice, necessary duties in a manner which is satisfactory to the
   supervising dentist.
3.  Perform all assigned sterilization and laboratory duties in a satis-
   factory manner.
4.  Write a narrative essay comparing experiences in various clinical
5.  Perform a minimum of two coronal polish procedures under the supervi-
   sion of the assigned dentist.
6.  Submit a report describing one new procedure and one new material.
7.  Demonstrate an acceptable level of skill in performing RDA examination
8.  Maintain records documenting clinical performance.

Topics and Scope
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I.   Orientation to the Dental Schools
    A.  OSHA requirements
    B.  State regulations
    C.  School policies
II.  Attendance
III. Clinical Performance
    A.  General duties
    B.  RDA functions
    C.  Aseptic techniques
IV.  Evaluations
    A.  Dental students
    B.  Private practice
V.   Reports
    A.  New product
    B.  New technique

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Reading assignments in texts and course syllabus

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%
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
30 - 75%
Homework problems, Field work, Lab reports, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
15 - 50%
Class performances, Field work, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Torres, H. & Ehrlich, A. Modern Dental Assisting. 5th Ed. W.B.
Saunders,   1996
Chasteen, J. Essentials of Clinical Dental Assisting. 5th Ed.
Mosby, 1996

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