Spring 2017 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 and public health situations.

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 13-Apr 28
W         08:00AM-09:20AM LEC T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 111         17687 
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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 13-Apr 28
W         09:30AM-11:45AM LEC T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 111           
M         08:00AM-11:50AM LAB T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 111         17689 
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M         08:00AM-11:50AM LAB S.Wheeldon           SCC MAIN RHS 111         17689 Textbook
Th        12:30PM-04:20PM LAB T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 111         17689 Textbook
Th        12:30PM-04:20PM LAB M.Randolph           SCC MAIN RHS 111         17689 Textbook
M         12:30PM-04:20PM LAB T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 111         17981 Textbook
M         12:30PM-04:20PM LAB S.Wheeldon           SCC MAIN RHS 111         17981 Textbook
Th        12:30PM-04:20PM LAB T.Mortimer           SCC MAIN RHS 111         17981 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. 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, intra-oral and extra-oral imaging, full mouth radiographs, and case presentation.

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 13-Apr 28
W         01:00PM-03:05PM LEC M.Randolph           SCC MAIN RHS 111           
M         12:30PM-04:20PM LAB M.Walker             SCC MAIN RHS 121         17694 
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T         12:15PM-03:35PM LAB T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 121         17824 Textbook
T         03:45PM-07:05PM LAB M.Walker             SCC MAIN RHS 121         17695 Textbook
M         05:00PM-08:50PM LAB M.Walker             SCC MAIN RHS 121         19452 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 13-Apr 28
ThF       08:00AM-11:20AM LAB T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 125         17691 
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ThF       08:00AM-11:20AM LAB S.Wheeldon           SCC MAIN RHS 125         17691 Textbook
ThF       08:00AM-11:20AM LAB T.Mortimer           SCC MAIN RHS 125         17691 Textbook
ThF       08:00AM-11:20AM LAB M.Randolph           SCC MAIN RHS 125         17691 Textbook
F         12:30PM-03:50PM LAB T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 125         17691 Textbook
F         12:30PM-03:50PM LAB S.Wheeldon           SCC MAIN RHS 125         17691 Textbook
F         12:30PM-03:50PM LAB T.Mortimer           SCC MAIN RHS 125         17691 Textbook
F         12:30PM-03:50PM LAB M.Randolph           SCC MAIN RHS 125         17691 Textbook
F         12:30PM-03:50PM LAB M.Peterson           SCC MAIN RHS 125         17691 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 13-Apr 28
T         08:00AM-11:10AM LEC T.Lane               SCC MAIN BUS 219         17692 
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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 01-May 17
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Randolph            TBA TBA                 18630 
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TBA       TBA             LEC T.Lane                TBA TBA                 18630 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 17-Feb 09
MTWThF    08:00AM-02:40PM LAB S.Wheeldon            TBA TBA                 17696 
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MTWThF    08:00AM-02:40PM LAB M.Randolph            TBA TBA                 17696 Textbook


DAST 299    Experimental Offering in Dental Assisting    .5-4 Units

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 72 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: See Experimental Offerings

Schedule: Other Term, Mar 14-Apr 25
Introduction to Dental Assisting
T         12:30PM-03:20PM LEC M.Randolph            TBA TBA                 20461 
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1 Unit - 18 hours lecture.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is an introduction to the practice of dental assisting. Topics include dental terminology, infection control, study strategies, and the expectations and concerns of the allied dental health professional.
On-Campus



Spring 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: July 10, 2017