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

4 Credit(s)

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

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce major dental specialties of oral surgery, endodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, and orthodontics. Also included are the muscles, nerves, glands, and bones of the head and neck; the structures and tissues that make up the oral cavity; and the development, tissues, morphology, and functions of the teeth.

Course Level: Career/Tech Preparatory

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Describe the scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery and identify instruments used in surgical procedures. (ILO: Critical Thinking)
  • CLO#2: Describe and demonstrate the action of the temporomandibular joint.
  • CLO#3: Define endodontics and identify the instruments used in endodontic procedures.
  • CLO#4: Describe the stages of periodontal disease and explain the diagnostic instruments and treatment options for periodontal disease.
  • CLO#5: Differentiate between fixed and removable prostheses.
  • CLO#6: Differentiate between preventive, interceptive, and corrective orthodontics; identify basic orthodontic instruments.

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