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1 Course Title: CCROP Course #: Course Length: DENTAL ASSISTANT/CHAIRSIDE I (333) 180 hours District Course #: Prerequisites: Approvals: Original CDE Course ID #: CDE Certified ID #: Date: CCROP Date: CBEDS Title: CBEDS Code Dental Services 4234 Job Title(s): Dental Assistant DOT/O*NET Codes: Page 1 of 6 DentalAssistantIrevise.xls

2 COURSE DESCRIPTION: The ROP Dental Assistant / Chairside I course is designed to prepare students for an entry-level position in a dental office. Students will learn how to prepare the patient, sterilize and disinfect instruments, setup instrument trays, and prepare the materials that will be needed by the dentist during the examination. In addition, students will learn theory and clinical application in dental radiographic, in compliance with the guidelines set forth by the California Board of Dental Examiners. A uniform is required. Students successfully completing this course will advance to the Dental Assistant/Chairside II course where they will be assigned at a community classroom (internship) site to gain actual experience in the dental field. C CC CCTE Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to perform the competencies stated below: CAREER PREPARATION STANDARDS / EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS 2 I. ORIENTATION A. Demonstrate knowledge of course outline. B. Demonstrate awareness of course objectives and competencies. C. Demonstrate promptness and attend class regularly. D. Demonstrate appropriate personal grooming and dress. 8 II. JOB SEARCH AND EMPLOYMENT SKILLS A. Discuss the importance of a positive attitude, honesty, work ethic. B. Research prospective employers and occupations. C. Discuss expectations employers have for entry-level employees. D. Complete a job application correctly. 7 III. ALL ASPECTS OF THE INDUSTRY A. Describe why industries respond to customer wants and expectations. B. Describe the importance of a company's corporate culture. C. Describe the importance of accounting in business. D. Review principles of effective communication. E. Identify changing technology. F. Describe the importance of Human Resources in business. G. Identify key ways a company helps a community. H. Review occupational safety issues including avoidance of physical hazards. I. Review the importance of ethics in the workplace. Page 2 of 6 DentalAssistantIrevise.xls

3 C CC CCTE Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to perform the competencies stated below: CONTENT AREA SKILLS 6 IV. ORIENTATION TO THE DENTAL PROFESSION A. Discuss characteristics of a professional Dental Assistant. B. Define the dental health care team. C. Discuss Dental Ethics and Dentistry Law. D. Discuss Dental Assistant and Registered Dental Assistant duties. E. Pronounce, define and spell dental terminology. 20 V. SCIENCES IN DENTISTRY A. Discuss general anatomy. B. Review general physiology. C. Discuss histology. D. Identify head and neck anatomy. E. Identify face and oral cavity landmarks. F. Demonstrate knowledge of oral dentition. G. Demonstrate knowledge of tooth morphology. 2 VI. ORAL HEALTH AND PREVENTION OF DENTAL DISEASE A. Discuss dental disease. B. Review preventive dentistry. C. Define oral pathology. 20 VII. INFECTION CONTROL IN DENTISTRY A. Describe the methods of disease transmission in the dental office. B. Explain the components of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). C. Demonstrate knowledge of principles and techniques of disinfection. D. Demonstrate knowledge of principles and techniques of sterilization. E. Explain regulatory and advisory agencies. F. Review chemical safety practices and amalgam safety / waste. Page 3 of 6 DentalAssistantIrevise.xls

4 C CC CCTE Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to perform the competencies stated below: 9 VIII. PATIENT INFORMATION AND ASSESSMENT A. Demonstrate knowledge of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) regulations. B. Identify patient records. C. Discuss the importance of patient health and dental history. D. List techniques for patient assessment. E. Demonstrate knowledge of charting oral cavity. F. Define periodontal recording. G. Discuss cultural diversity. 10 IX. PHARMACOLOGY A. Discuss principles of pharmacology. B. Report effects of the different types of anesthesia. C. Demonstrate placement of topical anesthesia. D. Assemble local anesthetic syringe. E. Review emergencies in the dental office. X. CLINICAL DENTISTRY 4 A. Explain different areas of the dental environment needed to maintain a professional dental office. 2 B. List the main clinical equipment. 4 C. Prepare patient for treatment. 2 D. Transfer instruments. 10 E. Demonstrate high-volume evacuation (HVE). 8 F. List the types of restorative instruments and their uses. 6 G. Set up restorative trays. 6 H. Describe use of rotary instruments and handpiece - lubricant and care. 3 I. Discuss isolation of teeth using cotton roll and rubber dam. 7 J. Demonstrate preparation steps for restorative procedures. 1 K. Discuss placement of cord-packing. 3 L. Demonstrate ability to assist in restorative procedures. Page 4 of 6 DentalAssistantIrevise.xls

5 C CC CCTE Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to perform the competencies stated below: 20 XI. DENTAL MATERIALS A. Discuss cavity prep and the use of dental materials. B. List and describe the properties of dental materials. C. Mix and transfer dental materials. D. Describe the factors that influence dental materials. E. Demonstrate knowledge of all dental procedures. F. List steps of all dental procedures. 20 XII. LABORATORY A. Discuss laboratory safety precautions. B. List the types of impressions taken in a dental office. C. Describe different impression material and trays used. D. Prepare impressions material. E. Pour dental models. F. Explain different bite registration. G. Discuss tooth whitening and trays. 180 TOTALS Page 5 of 6 DentalAssistantIrevise.xls

6 SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION COURSE TITLE: DENTAL ASSISTANT/CHAIRSIDE I CLUSTER AREA: Health SEQUENTIAL COURSE: X CAPSTONE COURSE: ARTICULATED AGENCY MATERIALS FEE: DMV PHYSICAL FINGERPRINT UNIFORM INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS: TITLE OF TEXT WORKBOOK COURSE HISTORY STATE APPROVAL/CERTIFICATION DATE REVISION DATES Page 6 of 6 DentalAssistantIrevise.xls

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