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Dental Assisting

Biological and Health Sciences (650) 949-7351
There is a selective admission process to enroll in these classes. For an application, call (650) 949-7538.

23 Courses/Sections found for Fall 2014     (Each listing represents a different section.)
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Course IDCourse TitleUnits
CRN # Course Activity Time Days Instructor Location

D A 50ORIENTATION TO DENTAL ASSISTING2.5 Units
Preview of dental practice, including specialties, history, professional and legal responsibilities and the role of the dental auxiliary; dental forms, record keeping, patient communication and office personnel relations. Intended for students in the dental assisting program.
2.5 hours lecture. (30 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Admission to Dental Assisting Program.
20117• D A -050.-01W LectureTBATBAMIYASAKI, CARAONLINE
D A -050.-01W: Offered via Internet. After registering, you must refer to course descriptions at www.foothill.edu/fga/ for information on how to begin. Mandatory on-campus meeting first week of class.

D A 51AINTRODUCTION TO CHAIRSIDE DENTAL ASSISTING8 Units
Introduction to chairside assisting; use and care of dental equipment, patient management, instrument identification; overview of common dental procedures such as composite, amalgam, partials, dentures, root canals, crown and bridge appointments; manipulation of dental materials commonly prepared or used by the dental assistant including temporary dressings, impression materials, cement bases and liners, topical agents, composites, resins and amalgams. Intended for students in the dental assisting program.
4 hours lecture, 11 hours laboratory, 4 hours clinic. (228 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Dental Assisting Program.
21536 D A -051A-01 Laboratory09:00 AM-02:50 PMFHEROLD, RENEE5113
  Laboratory 02:00 PM-04:50 PMMHO, HIEN5301
  Laboratory 09:00 AM-12:50 PMThKORNEGAY, CATHERINE5113
  Lecture 09:00 AM-11:50 AMTMIYASAKI, CARA5113
  Laboratory 01:00 PM-02:50 PMTMIYASAKI, CARA5113
  Lecture 10:30 AM-11:20 AMWMIYASAKI, CARA5113
21537 D A -051A-02 Laboratory02:00 PM-04:50 PMWHO, HIEN5301
  Laboratory 09:00 AM-12:50 PMThKORNEGAY, CATHERINE5113
  Laboratory 09:00 AM-02:50 PMFKORNEGAY, CATHERINE5113
  Lecture 09:00 AM-11:50 AMTMIYASAKI, CARA5113
  Laboratory 01:00 PM-02:50 PMTMIYASAKI, CARA5113
  Lecture 10:30 AM-11:20 AMWMIYASAKI, CARA5113

D A 53AINTRODUCTION TO RADIOGRAPHY I3 Units
Introduction to dental radiology for dental assisting students. Emphasis on production, characteristics, biologic effects, radiation safety and protection. Introduction to intraoral long-cone radiographic techniques, film processing and mounting. Intended for students in the dental assisting program.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Admission to Dental Assisting Program.
21099 D A -053A-01 Lecture08:00 AM-08:50 AMMWYAMAMOTO, JUDY5501
  Laboratory 02:00 PM-02:50 PMMYAMAMOTO, JUDY5113
  Laboratory 03:00 PM-04:50 PMMYAMAMOTO, JUDY5304
20426 D A -053A-02 Lecture08:00 AM-08:50 AMMWYAMAMOTO, JUDY5501
  Laboratory 02:00 PM-02:50 PMWYAMAMOTO, JUDY5113
  Laboratory 03:00 PM-04:50 PMWYAMAMOTO, JUDY5304

D A 58SPECIALITY PRACTICE PROCEDURES1 Unit
Familiarization with the scope of practice in both general and specialty dental office settings. The emphasis of this survey class will be on the role of the auxiliary personnel in each of the different types of dental practices. Intended for students in the dental assisting program.
1 hour lecture. (12 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Dental Assisting Program.
20118• D A -058.-01W LectureTBATBAMIYASAKI, CARAONLINE
D A -058-01W:Offered via Internet. After registering, you must refer to course descriptions at www.foothill.edu/fga/ for information on how to begin. Mandatory on-campus meeting first week of class.

D A 62ADENTAL SCIENCES I2 Units
Discussion of anatomy and morphology of the teeth, the eruption sequence and process; normal occlusion, development and class of malocclusions; anatomy of the skull, arteries and veins, musculature and nervous structures of the head and neck. Intended for students in the dental assisting program.
2 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Admission to Dental Assisting Program.
20119 D A -062A-01 Lecture09:00 AM-10:50 AMMREED, ELOISE5113
  Laboratory 11:00 AM-11:50 AMMREED, ELOISE5113

D A 71INFECTION CONTROL & HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT1.5 Units
Introduction to infectious diseases important to dentistry. Instruction on disinfection, instrument decontamination, sterilization procedures and tray set-up preparation. Regulatory compliance agencies such as OSHA, CDC and ADA recommendations. Hazardous materials management and waste management. Protocols and emergency procedures for hazardous and biohazardous waste or materials. Intended for students in the dental assisting program.
1.5 hours lecture. (18 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Admission to Dental Assisting Program.
20120 D A -071.-01 Lecture09:00 AM-10:15 AMWREED, ELOISE5113

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