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|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
#5408 1:00pm- 3:15pm Th Lecture R502 ROMERO D
|DA 110||INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL ESSENTIALS||3 Units|
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
#6460 1:00pm- 4:15pm Tu LecLab R502 ROMERO D
& 3:15pm- 4:30pm Th R502 ROMERO D
& TBA R508 CUSICK T
|DA 111||APPLIED HUMAN BEHAVIOR||2 Units|
Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in Dental Assisting program.
Principles of applied human behavior, psychology and interpersonal communication. Total of 36 hours lecture. Grading: Letter Grade Only
#4493 7:40am- 9:55am M Lecture R508 SCHMIDT S
|DA 123B||CHAIRSIDE TECHNIQUES||4 Units|
Prerequisite(s): 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. Grading: Letter Grade Only
#4485 1:00pm- 5:00pm M LecLab R508 SCHMIDT S
& 1:00pm- 5:00pm W R508 SCHMIDT S
& 1:00pm- 5:00pm W R508 ROMERO D
|DA 127||CLINICAL EXPERIENCE||4 Units|
Prerequisite(s): 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 of resume and selected projects. Total of 18 hours lecture and 288 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only
#5880 10:00am-11:05am M LecLab R508 GAGLIARDI L
& 7:30am- 5:40pm TuTh FIELD GAGLIARDI L
|DA 135||REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT TECHNIQUES||3 Units|
Prerequisite(s): 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. Grading: Letter Grade Only
#4489 8:00am-10:15am F LecLab R508 SCHMIDT S
& 7:30am-11:55am W R502 SCHMIDT S
& 7:30am-11:55am W R502 ROMERO D
|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
#4494 10:30am-12:05pm F Lab R502 CUSICK T
& 10:30am-12:05pm F R502 KHACHEKIAN M