Mar 04, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
RCC Catalog 2023-2024
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DA 102L - Dental Assisting II Lab

2 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the first term of the Dental Assistant program.

Course Description: Provides hands-on, clinical instruction for students to demonstrate their capabilities and understanding of the dental assistant’s role through clinical evaluation in a lab setting. Tasks practiced include use of dental terminology, dental tray set-up, recognition of instruments used by dentists, basic chairside procedures, assisting during restorative treatment, fourhanded dentistry, and chair-side charting.  Students are introduced to the various day-to-day operations within a dental office including infection control, management of hazardous waste, sterilization equipment techniques, theory and terminology, treatment room disinfection, and dental asepsis techniques. In addition, the course will provide the student with practice in the major dental specialties of oral surgery, endodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, and orthodontics.   

Course Level: Career/Tech Preparatory

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Demonstrate proficiency in using diverse dental terminology.
  • CLO#2: Demonstrate the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) products available for hand hygiene.
  • CLO#3: Identify common dental instruments and explain how they are used in delivering dental care.
  • CLO#4: Describe and perform entry-level chairside assisting functions in a clinical.
  • CLO#5: Explain and discuss waste management using green technology including water line maintenance and hazardous waste disposal.
  • CLO #6: Describe and perform the sterilization processes and principles of dental asepsis. (ILO: Critical Thinking)

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