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Coastline Regional Occupational Program (ROP)

Dental Assistant Back Office Internship (Spring)

APPROVED FOR UC/CSU

The following ROP course meets the UC/CSU Preparatory Elective ā€œGā€ requirement. To meet UC/CSU admission requirement (ā€œGā€ credit), students must complete a full year (two semesters) of the class and earn a grade of 70% or better.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Expand and master chairside skills required to assist the dentist. Advanced instruction includes standard and digital radiographic techniques in compliance with the guidelines of the California Board of Dental Examiners. After inital classroom instruction, intern in a private or group dental office.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health occupations classes include the study of reproductive and other systems and require practicing procedures on other students and/or patients, both male and female, of differing ages. Participation in these activities is required for a certificate of completion and continuation in the career pathway. Additionally, these classes may require heavy lifting and bending. Lastly, some programs require the submission of personal information, such as DOB and social security numbers, with state agencies and/or clinical internship partners due to licensing and security clearance requirements.

COVID-19 NOTICE: Students participating in Coastline ROP internship classes must adhere to the policies and procedures of their assigned site. This may include being vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19, and weekly testing.

Certification: Students will have an opportunity to earn a Radiation Safety Course Certificate.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Dental Assistant Back Office with a grade of 85% or better, and an American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR Card. Students must be at least 16 years of age. Students must be responsible for their own transportation to and from the internship site. Proof of Social Security number is required to receive Radiation Safety Course Certificate. Students must earn a grade of 85% or better in the classroom portion of this course to be placed at an internship. Proof of TB clearance and vaccinations required for all students prior to internship.

COURSE TOPICS

  • Introduction and orientation
  • The dental industry
  • Workplace safety
  • Principles of X-ray generation
  • Radiation Protection
  • Radiation Equipment and films
  • Intra-oral exposure techniques
  • Radiographic instruments
  • Sterilization and disinfection
  • Pre-clinical
  • Clinical
  • Advanced Assisting in dental specialties
  • Preventive dentistry
  • Laboratory Skills
  • Dental office emergencies
  • Employment literacy
  • Personal skills related to employment
  • Interpersonal skills and group dynamics
  • Business communications
  • Communication skills
  • Thinking and problem solving skills


STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLO)

Upon successful completion, Coastline ROP students will:

  • Integrate Academic and Technical Skills
  • Practice Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Skills
  • Communicate and Collaborate with Diverse Audiences
  • Demonstrate Creativity and Innovation
  • Act as Responsible, Ethical Citizens
  • Develop Personal, Educational and Career Goals

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