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Coastline Regional Occupational Program (ROP)

Dental Assistant Back Office (Fall)

APPROVED FOR UC/CSU

The following one-year ROP course meets the UC/CSU Preparatory Elective “g” requirement.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This class prepares students for an entry-level position in a dental office. Students will learn how to prepare the patient, sterilize and disinfect, setup instrument trays, and prepare materials that will be needed by the dentist during the examination. Students who desire to advance to Dental Assistant Back Office Internship will be required to earn a grade of 85% or higher upon completion of this course.

COURSE TOPICS

  • Introduction and orientation
  • The dental industry
  • Workplace safety
  • Intro to operatory equipment
  • Pre-clinical
  • Introduction to the dental health profession
  • Anesthesia Administration
  • Laboratory skills
  • Sterilization and disinfection
  • Identification and use of dental instruments
  • Clinical
  • Assisting in dental specialties
  • Preventive dentistry
  • Dental office emergencies
  • Business communications
  • Employment literacy
  • Personal skills related to employment
  • Interpersonal skills and group dynamics
  • Thinking and problem solving skills
  • Communication 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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