Spring 2016 Class Schedule (SCC)



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DAST 111    Dental Patient Education    1 Unit

Prerequisite: DAST 101, 102, 103, 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 16-Apr 29
W         08:00AM-09:20AM LEC T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 111         17646 
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On-Campus



DAST 112    Registered Dental Assistant Advanced Duties    3 Units

Prerequisite: DAST 101, 102, 103, 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 16-Apr 29
W         09:30AM-11:45AM LEC T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 111           
M         08:00AM-11:50AM LAB T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 111         17648 
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M         08:00AM-11:50AM LAB T.Mortimer           SCC MAIN RHS 111         17648 Textbook
Th        12:30PM-04:20PM LAB T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 111         17648 Textbook
Th        12:30PM-04:20PM LAB M.Randolph           SCC MAIN RHS 111         17648 Textbook
M         12:30PM-04:20PM LAB T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 111         17976 Textbook
M         12:30PM-04:20PM LAB T.Mortimer           SCC MAIN RHS 111         17976 Textbook
Th        12:30PM-04:20PM LAB T.Mortimer           SCC MAIN RHS 111         17976 Textbook


DAST 113    Advanced Patient Assessment and Dental Imaging    2 Units

Prerequisite: DAST 101, 102, 103, 104, 107, and 119 with grades of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment in the Dental Assisting program.
Hours: 24 hours LEC ; 36 hours LAB
Description: This course builds on the principles of DAST 103, Patient Assessment, and covers advanced instruction in patient assessment. Topics of this course include medical and dental history assessment, treatment planning, head and neck examination, intra-oral inspection of hard and soft tissues, gingival assessment, tobacco cessation, the aging dental patient, intra-oral and extra-oral imaging, full mouth radiographs, and case presentation.

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 16-Apr 29
W         01:00PM-03:05PM LEC M.Randolph           SCC MAIN RHS 111           
M         12:30PM-04:20PM LAB S.Wheeldon           SCC MAIN RHS 121         17653 
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T         12:00PM-03:20PM LAB T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 121         17790 Textbook
T         03:45PM-07:05PM LAB S.Wheeldon           SCC MAIN RHS 121         17655 Textbook
W         03:30PM-06:50PM LAB M.Randolph           SCC MAIN RHS 121         19337 Textbook


DAST 115    Registered Dental Assistant Advanced Duty Certifications    2 Units

Prerequisite: DAST 101, 102, 103, 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 16-Apr 29
ThF       08:00AM-11:20AM LAB T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 125         17650 
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ThF       08:00AM-11:20AM LAB S.Wheeldon           SCC MAIN RHS 125         17650 Textbook
ThF       08:00AM-11:20AM LAB T.Mortimer           SCC MAIN RHS 125         17650 Textbook
ThF       08:00AM-11:20AM LAB M.Randolph           SCC MAIN RHS 125         17650 Textbook
F         12:30PM-03:50PM LAB T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 125         17650 Textbook
F         12:30PM-03:50PM LAB M.Randolph           SCC MAIN RHS 125         17650 Textbook
F         12:30PM-03:50PM LAB S.Wheeldon           SCC MAIN RHS 125         17650 Textbook
F         12:30PM-03:50PM LAB T.Mortimer           SCC MAIN RHS 125         17650 Textbook


DAST 116    Practice Management for the Dental Assistant    2 Units

Prerequisite: DAST 101, 102, 103, 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 16-Apr 29
T         08:00AM-11:10AM LEC T.Lane               SCC MAIN BUS 219         17651 
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On-Campus



DAST 118    Board Preparation     2.5 Units

Prerequisite: DAST 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 02-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Randolph           SCC MAIN RHS 111         18721 
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TBA       TBA             LEC T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 111         18721 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 111           
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LAB M.Randolph           SCC MAIN RHS 111           
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 19-Feb 11
MTWThF    08:00AM-02:40PM LAB D.Mills               TBA TBA                 17656 
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MTWThF    08:00AM-02:40PM LAB M.Randolph            TBA TBA                 17656 Textbook


Spring 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: June 16, 2016