Spring 2015 Class Schedule (SCC)



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DAST 111    Dental Nutrition and Prevention    1 Unit

Prerequisite: DAST 101, 102, 104, and 107 with grades of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment in the Dental Assisting program.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: The focus of this course is the study of nutrition from a whole body concept and its interrelated effects on the oral environment. The students will integrate these concepts with preventive dentistry concepts and the role of the dental assistant in community/public health situations.

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 17-May 01
Th        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 111         17481 
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On-Campus


DAST 112    Registered Dental Assistant Advanced Duties    3 Units

Prerequisite: DAST 101, 102, 104, 107, and 119 with grades of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment in the Dental Assisting program.
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 81 hours LAB
Description: The course entails the study of the practical applications of advanced four-handed dental techniques. Instruction in California's "Expanded Duty Functions," as defined by the Dental Board of California, is part of the course including, but not limited to such functions as the fabrication of provisional restorations and orthodontic duties.

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 17-May 01
W         08:00AM-10:15AM LEC T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 111           
M         08:00AM-11:50AM LAB T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 111         17483 
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M         08:00AM-11:50AM LAB T.Mortimer           SCC MAIN RHS 111         17483 Textbook
Th        01:30PM-05:20PM LAB T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 111         17483 Textbook
Th        01:30PM-05:20PM LAB M.Randolph           SCC MAIN RHS 111         17483 Textbook
Th        01:30PM-05:20PM LAB T.Mortimer           SCC MAIN RHS 111         17483 Textbook
M         12:30PM-04:20PM LAB T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 111         17843 Textbook
M         12:30PM-04:20PM LAB T.Mortimer           SCC MAIN RHS 111         17843 Textbook
Th        01:30PM-05:20PM LAB T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 111         17843 Textbook
Th        01:30PM-05:20PM LAB M.Randolph           SCC MAIN RHS 111         17843 Textbook
Th        01:30PM-05:20PM LAB T.Mortimer           SCC MAIN RHS 111         17843 Textbook


DAST 115    Registered Dental Assistant Advanced Duty Certifications    2 Units

Prerequisite: DAST 101, 102, 104, 107, and 119 with grades of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment in the Dental Assisting program.
Hours: 108 hours LAB
Description: This course will provide instruction and practice in advanced dental assisting duties including coronal polishing, application of pit and fissure sealants, patient assessment, in-office bleaching, and caries detection.

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 17-May 01
ThF       08:00AM-11:20AM LAB T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 125         17485 
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ThF       08:00AM-11:20AM LAB S.Wheeldon           SCC MAIN RHS 125         17485 Textbook
ThF       08:00AM-11:20AM LAB T.Mortimer           SCC MAIN RHS 125         17485 Textbook
ThF       08:00AM-11:20AM LAB M.Randolph           SCC MAIN RHS 125         17485 Textbook
F         12:30PM-03:50PM LAB T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 125         17485 Textbook
F         12:30PM-03:50PM LAB M.Randolph           SCC MAIN RHS 125         17485 Textbook
F         12:30PM-03:50PM LAB T.Mortimer           SCC MAIN RHS 125         17485 Textbook
F         12:30PM-03:50PM LAB S.Wheeldon           SCC MAIN RHS 125         17485 Textbook


DAST 116    Practice Management for the Dental Assistant    2 Units

Prerequisite: DAST 101, 102, 104, 107, and 119 with grades of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment in the Dental Assisting program.
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: Practice Management includes the principles of dental office management including: administrative procedures, record keeping, scheduling, dental histories, financial arrangements, bookkeeping, insurance procedures, patient communication, patient psychology, and job-finding skills. This course also includes a thorough review of all dental assisting duties allowed by the Dental Board of California and the application process for being a Registered Dental Assistant in California.

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 17-May 01
T         12:00PM-03:10PM LEC T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 111         17486 
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On-Campus


DAST 117     Dental Imaging    2 Units

Prerequisite: DAST 101, 102, 104, 107, and 119 with grades of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment in the Dental Assisting program.
Hours: 12 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: Advanced Dental Imaging includes advanced principles in obtaining and processing digital dental images for dental radiology, intra-oral and extra-oral photography for patient assessment, and practice enhancement and obtaining intra-oral images for computer-aided design (CAD) milled restorations.

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 17-May 01
W         10:30AM-11:35AM LEC M.Randolph           SCC MAIN RHS 111           
M         12:30PM-03:50PM LAB D.Mills              SCC MAIN RHS 111         17488 
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W         12:30PM-03:50PM LAB M.Randolph           SCC MAIN RHS 111         17488 Textbook
M         05:00PM-08:20PM LAB D.Mills              SCC MAIN RHS 121         17489 Textbook
W         12:30PM-03:50PM LAB T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 111         17489 Textbook
T         08:00AM-11:20AM LAB T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 121         17636 Textbook
W         12:30PM-03:50PM LAB TBA                  SCC MAIN RHS 111         17636 Textbook
T         03:30PM-06:50PM LAB D.Mills              SCC MAIN RHS 121         17490 Textbook
W         12:30PM-03:50PM LAB T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 111         17490 Textbook


DAST 118    Board Preparation Course    2.5 Units

Prerequisite: DAST 101, 102, 103, 104, 107, 111, 112, 115, 116, 117, and 119 with grades of "C" or better
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course is the culmination of all previous dental assisting courses and will focus on the specific requirements and components of both the state and national dental assisting board exams. At the completion of this course, students should be well-prepared to take both the written and practical Registered Dental Assisting examinations of the Dental Board of California, as well as the Certified Dental Assistant examination of the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Schedule: Other Term, May 04-May 18
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Randolph            TBA TBA                 19378 
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TBA       TBA             LEC T.Lane                TBA TBA                 19378 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Randolph            TBA TBA                   
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LAB T.Lane                TBA TBA                   
On-Campus


DAST 119    Clinical Experience I    2 Units

Prerequisite: DAST 101, 102, 104, and 107 with grades of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment in the Dental Assisting program.
Hours: 108 hours LAB
Description: This course involves performance of dental assisting duties in an assigned dental clinic or private office during a full-time (40 hours/week) clinical affiliation of six weeks.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 20-Feb 12
MTWThF    08:00AM-04:30PM LAB D.Mills               TBA TBA                 17491 
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MTWThF    08:00AM-04:30PM LAB M.Randolph            TBA TBA                 17491 Textbook

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: May 14, 2015