Mar 04, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
RCC Catalog 2023-2024
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DA 101 - Dental Assisting I

4 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): Successful admittance to the Dental Assistant program.

Course Description: Introduces the basic concepts of preventative dentistry and the dental assistant’s role including: dental terminology, infection control, basic microbiology, pharmacology, nutrition, oral and facial anatomy, tooth numbering, names of tooth surfaces, dental charting, instrumentation and oral assessment.

Course Level: Career/Tech Preparatory

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Discuss and define the roles of dental health care professionals and explain how each dental team member contributes to a patient’s oral health.
  • CLO#2: Demonstrate proficiency in dental charting and the use of dental terminology.
  • CLO#3: Define and discuss the embryological and histological development of the dentition.
  • CLO#4: Name and identify the tissues of the oral cavity and landmarks of the face. (ILO: Critical Thinking)
  • CLO#5: Identify the basic principles of pharmacology, microbiology, and dental disease.
  • CLO#6: Discuss the impact of cultural, ethnic, racial backgrounds, when providing patient care.

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