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DA 100 DENTAL MATERIALS 3.0
Prerequisite: Enrollment in Dental Assisting program.
Composition, characteristics, physical properties and uses of metallic alloys and non-metallic agents such as gypsum, cements, aesthetic restorations, impression materials and new products currently used in dentistry. Includes practical laboratory experiences and chairside procedures involved in the use of these materials. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.
 
DA 108 INFECTION CONTROL IN DENTISTRY 2.0
Introduction to microbiology, infectious diseases, immunity, infection control in the dental office, agencies concerned with disease control, OSHA standards and guidelines and hazard communication management. Review of current rules and regulations as outlined by the Dental Practice Act. This course meets the eligibility requirements for the certificate in Infection Control and the California Dental Practice Act required by the state for unlicensed Dental Assistants. Recommended DA 110. Total of 36 hours lecture and 9 hours laboratory.
 
DA 110 INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL ESSENTIALS 3.0
Introduction to dental essentials, to include the oral cavity, bones of the face, fundamentals of preventive dentistry, vital signs, principles of professionalism, the dental health team and selected dental office lab procedures. Total of 54 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.
 
DA 111 APPLIED HUMAN BEHAVIOR 2.0
Prerequisite: Enrollment in Dental Assisting program.
Principles of applied human behavior, psychology and interpersonal communication. Total of 36 hours lecture.
 
DA 120 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1.0
Prerequisite: DA 140.
Research or clinical project including experience in clinical practice settings, practical laboratory assignment, lecture attendance, literature review and community projects. Total of 54 hours laboratory.
 
DA 123A CHAIRSIDE TECHNIQUES 4.0
Prerequisite: Enrollment in Dental Assisting program.
Basic medical emergency procedures. Application of chairside techniques to include charting, oral inspection, nomenclature and medical health history. Practical application of preclinical/clinical techniques inpatient/client management. Identification and care of rotary and hand instruments. Total of 36 lecture and 108 hours laboratory.
 
DA 123B CHAIRSIDE TECHNIQUES 4.0
Prerequisite: DA 123A.
Application of advanced dental assisting chairside techniques, principles of anesthesiology, pharmacology and dental therapeutics, product evaluation and dental specialties. Total of 54 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.
 
DA 124 OFFICE ADMINISTRATION 3.0
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Dental Assisting program.
Office administration skills that will include but not be limited to; Office management, patient records, bookkeeping, patient accounts, collections, telephone technique, dental insurance and new technology used in the dental offices. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.
 
DA 125 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE 1.0
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Dental Assisting program.
Clinical experience(s) to include but not limited to: chairside skills and techniques, new technology, and specialty practices. Students must provide their own transportation and meet all the clinical guidelines. Recommended DA 123A. Pass/no pass grading. Six weeks. Total of 96 hours laboratory.
 
DA 127 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE 4.0
Prerequisite: DA 100, 108, 123A, 140; enrollment in or completion of DA 123B, 124, 135.
Practical clinical experience in basic chairside procedures, radiology techniques, expanded functions and office procedures. Development ofresume and selected projects. Total of 18 hours lecture and 288 hours laboratory.
 
DA 135 REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT TECHNIQUES 3.0
Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of DA 108 and 127.
Development of skills, knowledge and techniques required by the Dental Board of California/COMDA to become a Registered Dental Assistant. Didactic, preclinical and clinical performance of specific duties as outlined in the Dental Practice Act. Course includes but not limited to duties performed by the dental assistant, registered restorative assistant, registered orthodontic assistant and the registered surgery assistant. Total of 36 hours of lecture and 72 hours of laboratory.
 
DA 140 ORAL RADIOLOGY 3.0
Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of DA 100, 110, and 123A.
Theory and basic principles of intraoral and extraoral radiography; characteristics and methods of controlling X-radiation; hazards of radiation; safety procedures. Laboratory and clinical experience in care and operation of dental X-ray unit; processing, mounting films. Intraoral film placement and exposure techniques; use of film holders. Extraoral exposure techniques. Identification and interpretation of radiographs. Board of Dental ExaminersÆ approved course. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.
 
DA 142 ADVANCED ORAL RADIOLOGY TECHNIQUES 0.5
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Dental Assisting program.
Advance theory and specialized principles of intraoral radiography techniques to include but not limited to: digital, endodontic, pedo, film placement, processing and exposure techniques. Recommended DA 140. Six weeks. Total of 18 hours lecture and laboratory discussion.
 
DA 200A DENTAL ASSISTING LAB 0.5
Corequisite: Enrollment in the Dental Assisting program.
Development of dental assisting skills, techniques and concepts in a laboratory or clinical setting. Recommended for students who need to use laboratory and require instructional assistance to facilitate learning. Total of 27 hours laboratory.
 
DA 200B DENTAL ASSISTING LAB 0.5
Corequisite: DA 200A.
Development of dental assisting skills, techniques and concepts in a laboratory or clinical setting. May be taken more than one semester. Recommended for students who need additional laboratory experience and require instructional assistance to facilitate learning. Total of 27 hours laboratory.