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DENTAL ASSISTING

DNA 100 Introduction to Oral Health Professions (1 cr.)
Provides an introduction to the oral health profession and covers basic terminology, historical perspective, the credentialing process, accreditation, professional organizations, and legal and ethical considerations. Prerequisite or co-requisite: completion of courses in Pre-Dental Assisting Career Studies Certificate. Lecture 1 hour per week.
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DNA 103 Introduction to Oral Health (1 cr.)
Teaches anatomy of the head and neck, the hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity, tooth morphology, deciduous and permanent dentition, as well as dental pathology and terminology.  Prerequisite or co-requisite: completion of courses in Pre-Dental Assisting Career Studies Certificate. Lecture 1 hour per week.
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DNA 108 Dental Science (3 cr.)
Studies head and neck anatomy, tooth morphology, pathological conditions of the oral cavity, disease processes, and microbiology.  Prerequisites: completion of courses in Pre-Dental Assisting Career Studies Certificate. Prerequisites or co-requisites:  DNA 100 and DNA 103. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
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DNA 109 Practical Infection Control (3 cr.)
Studies principles of management of disease producing microorganisms and associated diseases. Emphasizes sterilization, asepsis, and disinfection techniques applicable in the dental office.  Prerequisites: completion of courses in Pre-Dental Assisting Career Studies Certificate. Prerequisites or co-requisites:  DNA 100, DNA 103, and DNA 108. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
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DNA 110 Dental Materials (3 cr.)
Studies the materials utilized in the laboratory aspect of dentistry as support in treatment. Emphasizes the characteristics, manipulation, economical control, storage, and delivery of materials. Prerequisites: completion of courses in  Pre-Dental Assisting Career Studies Certificate. Prerequisites or co-requisites:  DNA 100, DNA 103, DNA 108, and DNA 109. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
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DNA 113 Chairside Assisting I (3 cr.)
Provides instruction on the principles of clinical chairside dental assisting, dental equipment use and maintenance, safety, instrument identification, tray set-ups by procedures, and patient data collection. Emphasizes patient management during restorative procedures. Prerequisite: completion of courses in Pre-Dental Assisting Career Studies Certificate. Prerequisites or co-requisites:  DNA 100, DNA 103, DNA 108, DNA 109, and DNA 110.  Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
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DNA 114 Chairside Assisting II (4 cr.)
Introduces the student to the various dental specialties, including oral surgery, orthodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, endodontics, and pediatric dentistry. Emphasizes integration and application of previous course content to operative dental procedures. Prerequisite: DNA 190. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
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DNA 119 Dental Therapeutics (1 cr.)
Exposes students to concepts and terminology related to pharmacology, pain control, and dental medicinal agents. Emphasizes the use of materials in patient treatment. Prerequisites: DNA 100, DNA 103, DNA 108, DNA 109, and DNA 110.  Lecture 1 hour per week.
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DNA 120 Community Health (1 cr.)
Studies topics related to community health issues including identification of specific diseases, symptoms, causes and effects. Emphasizes the promotion of oral health in the community through patient education in oral home care techniques, dietary counseling, plaque control procedures, and application of medicinal agents.  Prerequisites:  DNA 100, DNA 103, DNA 108, DNA 109, and DNA 110. Lecture 1 hour per week.
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DNA 130 Dental Office Management (3 cr.)
Exposes students to and provides practical experience in the legal aspects of dental office management with regard to ethics, jurisprudence, appointment control, recall systems, reception techniques, telephone techniques, accounts receivable and payable, payroll insurance claims, inventory control, and professional conduct in a dental office. Prerequisites: DNA 100 and DNA 103.  Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
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DNA 134 Dental Radiology and Practicum (3 cr.)
Teaches the physics of dental radiation and safety, equipment operation, cone placement for the parallel and bisection techniques, panoramic exposures, mounting and film processing. Prerequisites: DNA 100, DNA 103, DNA 108, DNA 109, and DNA 110.  Students must be at least 18 years old to enroll in course. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
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DNA 140 Externship (5 cr.)
Exposes students to the fast pace of a dental practice while they perform support services with an established team. Prerequisites: DNA 114 and DNA 190. Co-requisites: DNA119, DNA 120, and DNA 134. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 12 hours. Total 13 hours per week.
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DNA 190 Coordinated Internship in Dental Assisting (2 cr.)
Provides students clinical experience to supplement DNA 113 through hands-on experience in the dental clinic at JSRCC. Students will be assisting staff. Prerequisite: completion of Pre-Dental Assisting Career Studies Certificate.  Prerequisites or co-requisites: DNA 100, DNA 103, DNA 108, DNA 109, DNA 110, and DNA 113. Laboratory 8 hours per week.
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