SRJC Course Outlines

7/23/2024 9:08:08 PMDA 66B Course Outline as of Summer 2012

Inactive Course

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

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled1.0010 max.Lecture Scheduled10.00
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled010 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR24.00 Contact DHR240.00
 Contact Total25.00 Contact Total250.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  20.00Total Student Learning Hours: 270.00 

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 70

Catalog Description:
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Practice in working in private dental offices, both general and specialty, in Sonoma County. Experience in chairside and office management techniques with the emphasis on performance of the RDA tasks.  Weekly seminars to evaluate and review clinical application.  Written reports required.

DA 66A (formerly DNA 69).

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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In private dental offices in Sonoma County; experience in chairside & office management techniques with emphasis on performance of RDA tasks; weekly seminars to evaluate & review clinical application; written reports required.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:DA 66A (formerly DNA 69).
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 private and clinic settings.
2.  Function as a chairside dental assistant in both general and specialty
   dental practices, in a manner which is satisfactory to the supervising
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 all RDA tasks under the supervision 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 Private Practice
    A.  Personal hygiene
    B.  Grooming
    C.  Program policies
II.  Attendance
    A.  Recordkeeping
III. Clinical Performance
    A.  General duties
    B.  RDA functions
    C.  Aseptic techniques
IV.  Evaluations
V.   Reports
    A.  New product
    B.  New technique

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Maintain records of clinical procedures and number of clinical hours.

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,
Chasteen, J. Essentials of Clinical Dental Assisting. 5th Ed. Mosby, 1996

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