Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
D A 73DENTAL ASSISTING SUPERVISED CLINICSummer 2011
17 hours clinic.2 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 204 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 17 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation: 6/2/08;12/11/9;12/14/10

1. Description -
Continuation of techniques introduced in D A 51A; supervised clinical experience in externship environment, chairside dental assisting in general practice and specialty clinics at the UCSF School of Dentistry. Intended for students in the dental assisting program.
Prerequisite: D A 51A.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Dental Assisting Theory & Practice
    1. perform routine chairside dental assisting procedures under the supervision of a clinical instructor.
    2. observe or assist in dental specialty procedures.
    3. observe or obtain radiographs.
    4. work cooperatively with dental faculty and staff.
    5. accept constructive criticism as a goal for better performance.
  2. Infection Control and Hazardous Waste Management:
    1. perform adequate infection control to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases.
    2. dispose of hazardous wastes in appropriate containers.Ethical and Legal Principles
  3. Ethical and Legal Principles
    1. behave in a professional manner in a clinical environment.
    2. assist in the documentation of patient assessments.
    3. perform legal duties allowed for DA's or RDA's as directed.
Foothill College Dental Assisting Program Competencies
  1. Dental Assisting Theory and 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. Appropriate uniforms, available transportation to and from local and area dental offices and clinical facilities.
  2. Dental operatory demonstration and practice units, laboratory facilities with individual student work areas.
  3. Dental instrumentation comparable to that present in private dental offices.
  4. Clinical supplies to support demonstration and student practices activities.
  5. Clinical and office facilities.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Dental Assisting Theory & Practice
    1. Chair side dental assisting procedures
      1. Four handed instrument transfer
      2. Oral evacuation
      3. Placement and removal of rubber dam
      4. Set-up matrix band and wedge(s)
      5. Place topical anesthetic agent
      6. Mix impression materials, cements, liners, bases, and amalgam
      7. Assisting with restorative, preventive and surgical procedures
      8. Obtaining alginate impressions and pouring study models
      9. Pre- and post-operative instructions
    2. Dental specialty procedures.and other dental related areas
      1. Orthodontics
      2. Periodontics
      3. Oral Surgery
      4. Prosthodontics
      5. Endodontics
      6. Radiology
      7. Emergency
    3. Radiographs
      1. Full-mouth surveys
      2. Bite-wing surveys
      3. Panoramic surveys
    4. Cooperation and teamwork
      1. clinical supervisor
      2. dentist
      3. dental staff
  2. Infection Control
    1. Adequate infection control
      1. PPE
      2. Personal hygiene
      3. Set-up and breakdown
      4. Instrument decontamination and sterilization
    2. Hazardous waste management
      1. Sharps containers
      2. Hazardous waste containers
      3. Biological waste containers
  3. Ethical and Legal Principles
    1. Professionalism
      1. Student interaction
      2. Seminar discussions
    2. Documentation
      1. Medical/dental history review
      2. Extraoral/intraoral exam
      3. Periodontal exam
      4. Restorative exam
      5. Patient referrals
    3. Legal duties
      1. Dental Practice Act
      2. Role play
      3. Seminar discussion
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
Routine performance evaluations. Daily and/or weekly supervisor evaluation forms with specific criteria for performance evaluations.
7. Representative Text(s) -
Bird, DL, Robinson, DS. Modern Dental Assisting, 9th edition, St, Louis, MO, 2009, WB Saunders.

8. Disciplines -
Dental Assisting
 
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises, Oral presentations, Demonstration, Internship/preceptorship, Field trips.
 
10. Lab Content -
Chairside assisting and back office internship at the UCSF School of Dentistry for general dental procedures, oral surgery, periodontal surgery, endodontics, orthodontics, prosthodontics, and pedodontics.
 
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 -
  1. Documentation of treatment in treatment record.
  2. Reflection paper.
  3. Reading in textbook.
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 16:14:26


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