Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3111
First Term: 2012 Fall   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 60
CIP Code: 51.0601
Occupational Area: Health Science / Dental


Instructional Council: Allied Health (51)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Not Found


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Clinical Dental Assisting program is designed to provide an opportunity for students to practice advanced expanded functions in clinical dental assisting. The distance education format and frequent enrollment opportunities allow for flexibility in program completion. The program is a blend of academic and clinical coursework that requires attention to detail and motivation to complete tasks on a timeline. Courses must be taken in specific chronological order with clinical experience completed in partnership with a practicing dentist who is a member of the state Dental Association. In addition to the AAS in Clinical Dental Assisting, a Certificate of Completion in Clinical Dental Assisting and a Certificate of Completion in Dental Assisting Technology are also available.



Required Courses
Certificate of Completion in Dental Assisting Technology (5814) 24
OR
Certificate of Completion in Clinical Dental Assisting (5533) 34-34.5
Credits: 24-34.5

Program Competencies
CCL in Dental Assisting Technology

1. Analyze the role of dental team members in the delivery of dental care. (CDA101, CDA102, CDA110, CDA120, HCC130AD)
2. Identify the roles, traits, characteristics, activities, and benefits of teams within health care organizations. (CDA101, CDA102, CDA110, CDA120, HCC130AD)
3. Explain components and supportive strategies that assist in effective interpersonal and intercultural communication. (CDA110, CDA125, CDA240, HCC130AD)
4. Relate the regulation of dental assistants pursuant to state laws and regulations. (CDA110, CDA120, CDA125, CDA240)
5. Describe the roles of professional and safety organizations associated with dentistry. (CDA110, CDA125, CDA240)
6. Use effective interpersonal communication skills. (CDA110, CDA125, CDA240, HCC130AD)
7. Demonstrate effective patient management skills. (CDA110, CDA115, CDA120, CDA125)
8. Complete dental charts. (CDA110, CDA115, CDA120, CDA125, CDA240)
9. Perform intra and extra oral preliminary dental examinations. (CDA110, CDA115, CDA120, CDA125, CDA240)
10. Perform accepted infection control and safety procedures in compliance with the Bloodborne Pathogens Standards and Hazard Communication Standard. (CDA110, CDA115, CDA120, CDA125, CDA240, CDA280, CDA290)
11. Identify and describe anatomical structures and stages of development. (CDA115, CDA120, CDA125, CDA240)
12. Identify and describe histological structures of oral tissues, diseases, and developmental anomalies associated with dentistry. (CDA110, CDA115, CDA120, CDA240)
13. Explain the processes of inflammatory, regeneration, and repair of tissues. (CDA110, CDA115, CDA120, CDA240)
14. Obtain vital signs and medical/dental history information. (CDA110, CDA115, CDA120, CDA240)
15. Demonstrate the ability to assist with medical emergencies in a dental office. (CDA110, CDA115, CDA120, CDA220, CDA230, CDA240, CDA280, CDA290)
16. Explain uses, effects, and components of pharmaceutical agents used in dentistry. (CDA110, CDA115, CDA120, CDA240)
17. Manipulate, maintain, and explain physical properties of dental materials. (CDA110, CDA115, CDA120, CDA125, CDA220, CDA230, CDA240)
18. Practice taking preliminary impressions, study casts, and occlusal registrations for the purpose of study and working model fabrication. (CDA110, CDA115, CDA120, CDA220, CDA230, CDA240, CDA280, CDA290)
19. Operate and maintain dental equipment. (CDA110, CDA115, CDA120, CDA125, CDA220, CDA230, CDA240, CDA280, CDA290)
20. Demonstrate knowledge of radiation health and safety measures. (CDA110, CDA115, CDA240, CDA280, CDA290)
21. Demonstrate knowledge of exposing, processing, and mounting radiographs. (CDA240, CDA280, CDA290)
22. Produce diagnostically acceptable radiographs using radiation health and safety measures for patients and operators. (CDA240, CDA280, CDA290)
23. Prepare dental instrument systems for general procedures. (CDA110, CDA115, CDA120, CDA125, CDA220, CDA230, CDA240, CDA280, CDA290)
24. Perform clinical chairside dental assisting functions in the delivery of general procedures. (CDA110, CDA115, CDA120, CDA125, CDA220, CDA230, CDA240, CDA280, CDA290)
25. Demonstrate providing patients with oral hygiene instructions and nutritional counseling. (CDA110, CDA220, CDA230)
26. Explain procedures for one and two rescuer adult, infant, and pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). (HCC109)
27. Perform one and two rescuer adult, infant, and pediatric CPR. (HCC109)

OR

CCL in Clinical Dental Assisting

1. Analyze the role of dental team members in the delivery of dental care. (CDA290, DAE112, DAE156)
2. Relate the regulation of dental assistants pursuant to state laws and regulations. (CDA240, DAE112, DAE156)
3. Describe the roles of professional and safety organizations associated with dentistry. (CDA240, DAE112, DAE156)
4. Use effective interpersonal communication skills. (CDA240, CDA290, DAE112, DAE156)
5. Demonstrate effective patient management skills. (CDA240, CDA290, DAE112, DAE156, DAE256)
6. Perform skills within the business practice management systems of a dental practice. (CDA290, DAE112, DAE156)
7. Complete dental charts. (CDA240, CDA290, DAE112, DAE156)
8. Perform intra and extra oral preliminary dental examinations. (CDA240, CDA290, DAE112, DAE156, DAE256)
9. Perform accepted infection control and safety procedures in compliance with the Bloodborne Pathogens Standards and Hazard Communication Standard. (CDA240, CDA290, DAE112, DAE156)
10. Identify and describe anatomical structures and stages of development. (CDA240, DAE112, DAE156)
11. Identify and describe histological structures of oral tissues, diseases and developmental anomalies associated with dentistry. (CDA240, DAE112, DAE156, DAE256)
12. Explain the processes of inflammatory, regeneration and repair of tissues. (CDA240, DAE112, DAE156, DAE256)
13. Obtain vital signs and medical/dental history information. (CDA240, CDA290, DAE112, DAE156)
14. Demonstrate the ability to assist with medical emergencies in a dental office. (CDA240, DAE112, DAE156)
15. Explain uses, effects and components of pharmaceutical agents used in dentistry. (CDA240, DAE112, DAE156, DAE256)
16. Manipulate, maintain, and explain physical properties of dental materials. (CDA240, CDA290, DAE112, DAE156)
17. Practice taking preliminary impressions, study casts, and occlusal registrations for the purpose of study and working model fabrication. (CDA240, CDA290, DAE112, DAE156)
18. Operate and maintain dental equipment. (CDA240, CDA290, DAE112, DAE156)
19. Demonstrate knowledge of radiation health and safety measures. (CDA240, DAE112, DAE156, DAE256)
20. Demonstrate knowledge of exposing, processing, and mounting radiographs. (CDA240, CDA290, DAE156)
21. Produce diagnostically acceptable radiographs using radiation health and safety measures for patients and operators. (CDA240, CDA290)
22. Prepare dental instrument systems for general procedures. (CDA240, CDA290, DAE112, DAE156)
23. Perform clinical chairside dental assisting functions in the delivery of general procedures. (CDA240, CDA290, DAE112, DAE156)
24. Demonstrate providing patients with oral hygiene instructions and nutritional counseling. (DAE112, DAE156)
25. Identify and describe clinical chairside expanded dental assisting functions. (CDA285, CDA290, DAE156)
26. Perform clinical chairside expanded dental assisting functions. (CDA285, CDA290, DAE156)
27. Identify and describe specialty dental procedures. (CDA290, DAE212)
28. Prepare dental instrument systems for specialty procedures. (CDA290, DAE212)
29. Perform clinical chairside dental assisting functions in the delivery of specialty dental procedures. (CDA290, DAE212)
30. Analyze procedures and outcomes associated with specialty dental procedures. (CDA290, DAE212)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: May 22, 2012

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