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DA 100 DENTAL MATERIALS 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): 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. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #1447  7:30am- 9:45am M       LecLab  R508   SCHMIDT S   
       &  7:30am-   Noon Tu              R508   CAMPANARO N 
       &  7:30am-   Noon Tu              R508   SCHMIDT S   
   #0515  7:30am- 9:45am M       LecLab  R508   SCHMIDT S   
       &  1:00pm- 5:30pm Tu              R502   CAMPANARO N 
       &  1:00pm- 5:30pm Tu              R502   SCHMIDT S   

DA 108 INFECTION CONTROL IN DENTISTRY 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Dental Assisting Program.
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. Total of 36 hours lecture. Grading: Letter Grade Only
#0746  2:30pm- 4:45pm Th      Lecture R508   ROMERO D    
No. 0746: Please contact the Health Sciences Division Office at 626-585-3378 for enrollment.


DA 110 INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL ESSENTIALS 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): None.
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 18 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #2770  1:00pm- 4:30pm M       LecLab  R502   ROMERO D    
       &  1:00pm- 2:00pm Th              R502   CUSICK T    
       &                 TBA             R502   GAGLIARDI L 
       &                 TBA             R502   GAGLIARDI L 

DA 120 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): DA 140.
Research or clinical project including experience in clinical practice settings, practical laboratory assignment, lecture attendance, literature review and community projects. Maximum credit 2 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 54 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #2376                 TBA     I-S     R508   GAGLIARDI L 
         3.4 Hours TBA per week

DA 123A CHAIRSIDE TECHNIQUES 4 Units

Prerequisite(s): 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 in patient/client management. Identification and care of rotary and hand instruments. Total of 36 lecture and 108 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #2007  9:45am-   Noon M       LecLab  R508   SCHMIDT S   
       &  3:00pm- 5:00pm W               R508   SCHMIDT S   
       &  7:30am-12:10pm Th              R508   SCHMIDT S   
   #2038  9:45am-   Noon M       LecLab  R508   SCHMIDT S   
       &  1:00pm- 3:00pm W               R508   SCHMIDT S   
       &  7:30am-12:10pm W               R508   SCHMIDT S   

DA 140 ORAL RADIOLOGY 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of DA 100, 110, 112 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 Examiners’ approved course. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #2058  7:30am- 9:45am F       LecLab  R508   BRANDLIN J  
       &  8:35am-   Noon Th              R502   GAGLIARDI L 
       &  1:00pm- 5:00pm W               R502   STANDLEY P  
       &  8:35am-   Noon Th              R502   ROMERO D    
       &  3:00pm- 5:10pm W               R502   GAGLIARDI L 
   #2578  7:30am- 9:45am F       LecLab  R508   BRANDLIN J  
       &  8:35am-   Noon Th              R502   GAGLIARDI L 
       &  3:00pm- 5:00pm W               R502   STANDLEY P  
       &  8:35am-   Noon Th              R502   ROMERO D    
       &  3:00pm- 5:00pm W               R502   GAGLIARDI L 
   #2569  7:30am- 9:45am F       LecLab  R508   BRANDLIN J  
       &  8:35am-   Noon W               R507   STANDLEY P  
       &  1:00pm- 3:00pm W               R502   STANDLEY P  
       &  8:35am-   Noon W               R502   GAGLIARDI L 
       &  1:00pm- 3:00pm W               R508   GAGLIARDI L 
   #2059  7:30am- 9:45am F       LecLab  R508   BRANDLIN J  
       &  8:35am-   Noon W               R502   STANDLEY P  
       &  1:00pm- 3:00pm W               R502   STANDLEY P  
       &  8:35am-   Noon W               R502   GAGLIARDI L 
       &  1:00pm- 3:10pm W               R508   GAGLIARDI L 

DA 200A DENTAL ASSISTING LAB 0.5 Units

Corequisite(s): Enrollment in the Dental Assisting program.
Development of dental assisting skills, techniques and concepts in a laboratory or clinical setting. Maximum credit 2 units, 1/2 unit each semester. Recommended for students who need to use laboratory and require instructional assistance to facilitate learning. Total of 27 hours laboratory. Grading: Pass/No Pass Only

   #2117  7:00am- 8:35am W       Lab     R502   GAGLIARDI L 
       &  7:30am- 8:35am W               R502   STANDLEY P  
   #2113  7:00am- 8:35am Th      Lab     R502   GAGLIARDI L 
       &  7:30am- 8:35am Th              R502   ROMERO D    

DA 200B DENTAL ASSISTING LAB 0.5 Units

Corequisite(s): DA 200A.
Development of dental assisting skills, techniques and concepts in a laboratory or clinical setting. May be taken more than one semester. Maximum credit 2 units. Recommended for students who need additional laboratory experience and require instructional assistance to facilitate learning. Total of 27 hours laboratory. Grading: Pass/No Pass Only

   #0290  9:45am-11:20am F       Lab     R502   CUSICK T    
       &  9:45am-11:20am F               R502   ROMERO D    

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