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The Dental Assisting Program courses require students to be accepted into the Dental Assisting Program prior to fall enrollment. DA 108 and 110 are open to all students pending availability. For additional information, please contact the Health Sciences Division Office at 626-585- 3378 or 585-3308. You may visit our website at https:// www.pasadena.edu/divisions/health-sciences/dental- assisting/index.cfm
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   ROMERO D    
       &  7:30am-   Noon Tu              R508   SCHMIDT S   
   #0515  7:30am- 9:45am M       LecLab  R508   SCHMIDT S   
       &  1:00pm- 5:30pm Tu              R502   FLEMING L B 
       &  1:00pm- 5:30pm Tu              R502   SCHMIDT S   

DA 108 INFECTION CONTROL IN DENTISTRY 2 Units

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

   #2770  1:00pm- 4:20pm M       LecLab  R502   ROMERO D    
       &  1:00pm- 2:05pm Th              R502   ROMERO D    

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

   #2140                 TBA     I-S     NO RM  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   
       &                 TBA             R508   ROMERO D    
   #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   
       &                 TBA             R508   ROMERO D    

DA 124 OFFICE ADMINISTRATION 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): 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. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #2037    Noon- 4:50pm F       LecLab  R502   ROMERO D    
         Short Term: 10/5/12-12/14/12
       &                 TBA             R502   ROMERO D    

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

   #2578  7:30am- 9:45am F       LecLab  R508   FLEMING L B 
       &  8:35am-   Noon Th              R502   GAGLIARDI L 
       &  3:00pm- 5:00pm W               R502   FLEMING L B 
       &  8:35am-   Noon Th              R502   STANDLEY P  
       &  3:00pm- 5:00pm W               R502   GAGLIARDI L 
   #2569  7:30am- 9:45am F       LecLab  R508   FLEMING L B 
       &  8:35am-   Noon W               R507   STANDLEY P  
       &  1:00pm- 3:00pm W               R502   FLEMING L B 
       &  8:35am-   Noon W               R502   GAGLIARDI L 
       &  1:00pm- 3:00pm 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   STANDLEY P  

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   GAGLIARDI L 
       &  9:45am-11:20am F               R502   FLEMING L B 

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