Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
D A 58SPECIALITY PRACTICE PROCEDURESSummer 2011
1 hour lecture.1 Unit

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 12 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: 1 Lab Hours: Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade Only
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: Certificate of Achievement
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation: 12/14/10

1. Description -
Familiarization with the scope of practice in both general and specialty dental office settings. The emphasis of this survey class will be on the role of the auxiliary personnel in each of the different types of dental practices. Intended for students in the dental assisting program.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Dental Assisting Program.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
Dental Assisting Theory and Practice
  1. List & describe the procedures in the nine recognized dental specialties and state role the dental assistant participates in these specialties.
  2. Explain the required education, training, experience and licensing required for the nine recognized dental specialties.
  3. Identify the role of the dental assistant in patient education & communication in the
nine specialties.
Infection Control & Hazardous Waste Management
  1. List special requirements for surgical instrument processing
  2. List special requirements for hazardous waste management for specialty procedures
Ethical and Legal Principles
  1. List and describe the level of supervision of the dental assistant by the dentist for allowable duties in each specialty practice, according to the California Dental Practice Act.
  2. Identify the procedures used in specialty practices for compliance with legal & ethical patient/client care, including HIPAA compliance, informed consent procedures, medical history review, patient confidentiality, and patient education.
Foothill College Dental Assisting Program Competencies
  1. Dental Assisting Theory & Practice: dental assisting students must be competent in applying the theory and practice of dental assisting for persons of all ages and abilities.
  2. Infection Control and Hazardous Waste Management: dental assistants must possess the knowledge and abilities to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases.
  3. Ethical and Legal Principles: dental assisting students must be competent in understanding ethical/legal principles as applied to the dental office
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
  1. Computer with internet assess
  2. Classroom with multi-media equipment

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
Dental Assisting Theory and Practice
  1. Dental specialty procedures and role of dental assistant
    1. Prosthodontics
      1. Procedures
      2. DA/RDA/RDAEF duties
    2. Endodontics
      1. Procedures
      2. DA/RDA/RDAEF duties
    3. Dental public health
      1. Procedures
      2. DA/RDA/RDAEF duties
    4. Oral and maxillofacial radiology
      1. Procedures
      2. DA/RDA/RDAEF duties
    5. Oral and maxillofacial surgery
      1. Procedures
      2. DA/RDA/RDAEF duties
    6. Oral pathology
      1. Procedures
      2. DA/RDA/RDAEF duties
    7. Orthodontics
      1. Procedures
      2. DA/RDA/RDAEF duties
    8. Pediatric dentistry
      1. Procedures
      2. DA/RDA/RDAEF duties
    9. Periodontics
      1. Procedures
      2. DA/RDA/RDAEF duties
  2. Required education, training, experience and licensing for dental specialties.
    1. Specialty education and training
    2. Length of training
    3. Graduate degree requirements
    4. Required experience
    5. Time commitment
      1. Hospital based training
    6. Licensing
    7. State dental board requirements
      1. Maintenance of licensure
  3. Identify the role of the dental assistant in patient education & communication in the nine specialties.
    1. Importance of pre-operative and post-operative instructions
Infection & Hazardous Waste Management
  1. Surgical instrument processing
    1. Overview of instrument processing for surgical procedures
  2. Hazardous waste management for specialty procedures
    1. Bodily tissues and fluids
    2. Waste management overview
Ethical and Legal Principles
  1. California Dental Practice Act
    1. Regulations
    2. Duties
    3. Certifications
  2. HIPAA compliance
    1. Introduction to HIPAA
    2. Informed consent procedures
      1. Components of informed consent
    3. Patient confidentiality
    4. Medical history review
      1. Conditions requiring surgical precautions
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Weekly online assignments
  2. weekly quiz
  3. Internet assignments
  4. portfolio competency project
  5. final exam.
7. Representative Text(s) -
Bird, Doni L. and Robinson, Debbie S., Torres and Ehrlich Modern Dental Assisting, 9th Edition, Philadelphia, PA: Saunders 2009, textbook & workbook.

8. Disciplines -
Dental Assisting
 
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Self-paced, Independent study, online modules.
 
10. Lab Content -
Not applicable.
 
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
 
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Weekly reading assignment of the online content, reading assignment in text book, workbook assignment, weekly written assignment.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a required core course for the AS degree and the Certificate of Achievement in Dental Assisting.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-03-11 16:10:28


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines