Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
D A 85RDA REVIEWSummer 2011
1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory.2 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 48 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: 1 Lab Hours: 3 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: 12/14/10

1. Description -
Fabrication, seating, temporary cementation and removal of excess cement for temporary crowns. Information necessary for completion of requirements for national certification and Registered Dental Assisting (RDA) licensure in the State of California. Review of chairside dental assisting procedures to prepare for written and practical examinations. Intended for students in the dental assisting program.
Prerequisites: D A 51A and 51B.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
Dental Assisting Theory & Practice
  1. develop an understanding of new developments affecting the practice of registered dental assistants.
  2. develop an understanding of the material and requirements necessary for licensure in the State of California.
  3. mix, place and evaluate a zinc oxide eugenol Class II temporary restoration.
  4. manipulate and temporarily cement temporary crowns on a prepared typodont tooth.
  5. take mock written and mock practical examinations within satisfactory guidelines for state and national certification and licensure.
Infection Control and Hazardous Waste Management
  1. perform RDA licensure exam procedures with appropriate personal protective equipment.
Ethical and Legal Principles
  1. identify procedures which are legally allowed.
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. Personal protective equipment.
  2. Typodont.
  3. Laboratory with individual work stations.
  4. Dental supplies and equipment items to allow for practice by students and demonstration by instructor.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
Dental Assisting Theory and Practice
  1. new developments
    1. new duties/regulations
  2. licensure requirements
    1. national licensure
      1. review of task analysis
      2. application process
    c, testing criteria
  3. state of California licensure
    1. review of task analysis
    2. application process
    3. testing criteria
    4. RDA practical exam
      1. set-up
      2. exam preparation
      3. procedures
        1. class II zinc oxide and eugenol temporary restoration
        2. custom non-acrylic temporary
  4. temporary restorations
    1. class II zinc oxide and eugenol temporary restoration
    2. custom non-acrylic crowns
    3. custom resin crowns
    4. stainless steel crowns
    5. polycarbonate crowns
    6. aluminum crowns
  5. mock state and national board exams
    1. RDA written exam review
      1. task analysis
    2. RDA practical exam
      1. mock practical exam
    3. national board exam review
      1. task analysis
      2. pre-test
      3. post-test
    Infection Control and Hazardous Waste Management
    1. infection control and PPE guidelines for practical exam
Ethical and Legal Principles
  1. duties
    1. DA vs RDA duties
    2. general and direct supervision
    3. ethical responsibilities
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Mock written exam.
  2. Mock practical exam.
  3. Lab assignments.
  4. Lecture assignments.
7. Representative Text(s) -
Bird, DL, Robinson, DS. Modern Dental Assisting, 9th edition, St, Louis, MO, 2009, WB Saunders.
Bird, DL, Robinson, DS. Student Workbook to Accompany Modern Dental Assisting, 9th edition, St, Louis, MO, 2009, WB Saunders.
Miyasaki, CM., D A 85 Lecture Syllabus. 2009.
Miyasaki, CM., D A 85 Lab Syllabus. 2009.

8. Disciplines -
Dental Assisting.
 
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Laboratory, Demonstration.
 
10. Lab Content -
  1. Temporary crowns
    1. Stainless steel crowns
    2. sizing, trimming and contouring
    3. cementation
    4. removal of excess cement
  2. Polycarbonate crowns
    1. armamentarium
    2. fabrication and trimming
    3. cementation
    4. removal of excess cement
  3. Aluminum crowns
    1. armamentarium
    2. trimming and contouring
    3. cementation
    4. removal of excess cement
  4. Custom acrylic crowns
    1. armamentarium
    2. fabrication of splint
    3. fabrication and trimming
    4. cementation
    5. removal of excess cement
  5. Custom resin crowns
    1. armamentarium
    2. fabrication of splint
    3. fabrication and trimming
    4. cementation
    5. removal of excess cement
  6. Class II zinc oxide and eugenol temporary restoration
    1. Armamentarium
    2. Tofflemire retainer with matrix band and wedge
    3. Manipulation
    4. Placement
  7. RDA practical exam
    1. Mock board

Unloaded hours will be spent by students meeting with the instructor to study exam packets and for additional practice for the RDA practical exam.
 
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 -
Review all chapters in textbook as related to RDA written exam. Documentation of in treatment record of projects completed on typodonts. Complete RDA state application packet.
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: 2014-05-01 11:51:02


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines