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Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: May 27, 2015

Dental Assisting (DAST)


DAST 101    Biodental Science    2 Units

Prerequisite: See enrollment limitations.
Enrollment Limitation: Acceptance into the Dental Assisting program and completion of ENGRD 11 or ESLR 310 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement into ENGRD 110 or ESLR 320 through the assessment process.
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: Biodental Science includes microbiology and asepsis, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal-DOSH), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Dental Board of California (DBC) infection control regulations, dental pathology, sterilization, and hazardous materials in the dental practice.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
W         11:15AM-01:20PM LEC T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 111         16122 
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On-Campus



DAST 102    Chairside Assisting    6 Units

Prerequisite: See enrollment limitations.
Enrollment Limitation: Acceptance into the Dental Assisting program and completion of ENGRD 11 or ESLR 310 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement into ENGRD 110 or ESLR 320 through the assessment process.
Hours: 72 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to chairside dental assisting and the principles of four-handed dentistry, including materials and instrumentation. In this course, emphasis is given to step-by-step procedures and the function, use, and care of dental equipment, and the operatory. Extra time outside the normal school schedule may be required for field trips, conventions, community projects, etc. A small fee may be associated with some outside class assignments and activities.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
M         08:00AM-12:30PM LEC T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 111           
M         01:30PM-04:45PM LAB T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 111         16505 
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M         01:30PM-04:45PM LAB D.Mills              SCC MAIN RHS 111         16505 Textbook
Th        08:00AM-11:10AM LAB T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 134         16505 Textbook
T         08:00AM-11:10AM LAB T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 111         16555 Textbook
T         08:00AM-11:10AM LAB D.Mills              SCC MAIN RHS 111         16555 Textbook
Th        08:00AM-11:10AM LAB S.Wheeldon           SCC MAIN RHS 134         16555 Textbook
Th        08:00AM-11:10AM LAB M.Randolph           SCC MAIN RHS 134         16555 Textbook


DAST 103    Patient Assessment    2.5 Units

Prerequisite: See enrollment limitations.
Enrollment Limitation: Acceptance into the Dental Assisting program and completion of ENGRD 11 or ESLR 310 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement into ENGRD 110 or ESLR 320 through the assessment process.
Hours: 45 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to patient assessment, including communication skills, medical history assessment, pharmacology, dental history assessment, vital signs, and medical emergencies. An emphasis is placed on the relationship between systemic conditions and prescriptive medications and their effects on the oral cavity and subsequent dental treatment.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
W         08:00AM-10:30AM LEC M.Randolph           SCC MAIN RHS 111         17935 
Textbook
On-Campus



DAST 104    Anatomy and Morphology    3 Units

Prerequisite: See enrollment limitations.
Enrollment Limitation: Acceptance into the Dental Assisting program and completion of ENGRD 11 or ESLR 310 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement into ENGRD 110 or ESLR 320 through the assessment process.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: The focus of this course is dental morphology including the form, function, and location of the hard and soft structures of the mouth. The students will be exposed to the anatomy and physiology of the head and neck as these relate to the practice of dentistry. In addition, the course covers material related to the monitoring and communication of information related to heart function and blood gas levels.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
Th        12:00PM-03:05PM LEC M.Randolph           SCC MAIN RHS 111         16123 
Textbook
On-Campus



DAST 107    Dental Radiology     2.5 Units

Prerequisite: See enrollment limitations.
Enrollment Limitation: Acceptance into the Dental Assisting program and completion of ENGRD 11 or ESLR 310 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement into ENGRD 110 or ESLR 320 through the assessment process.
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the principles of dental radiology. Topics include theory and techniques, operation of the x-ray machine, biological effects, safety practices, and the practical application of utilizing appropriate infection control while exposing, processing, mounting, and evaluating intraoral dental films.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
T         12:15PM-01:40PM LEC M.Randolph           SCC MAIN RHS 111           
T         08:00AM-11:10AM LAB S.Wheeldon           SCC MAIN RHS 121         16556 
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M         01:30PM-04:45PM LAB C.Jones              SCC MAIN RHS 121         17098 Textbook
T         02:00PM-05:10PM LAB T.Lane               SCC MAIN RHS 121         16557 Textbook
W         01:30PM-04:45PM LAB D.Mills              SCC MAIN RHS 121         18093 Textbook
Th        03:15PM-06:25PM LAB S.Wheeldon           SCC MAIN RHS 121         17547 Textbook
On-Campus



Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: May 27, 2015

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