Curriculum

River Cities School of Dental Assisting Curriculum

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Essentials of dental assisting

Week 1 Outline Title

  1. Introduction to Dental Assisting
  2. Professional and Legal Aspects of Dental Assisting

WEEK 1

The Profession
Intro to Dental Assisting
  • CHAPTER 1
  • CHAPTER 2
  • CHAPTER 3
  • CHAPTER 4
  • CHAPTER 9
    (pgs. 116-121)

Week 2 Outline Title

  1. Anatomy and Physiology
  2. Dental Anatomy

WEEK 2

The Sciences
Anatomy and Physiology
  • CHAPTER 7
  • CHAPTER 8
  • CHAPTER 13
  • CHAPTER 15
  • CHAPTER 16
  • CHAPTER 22
    (pgs. 348-352)

Week 3 Outline Title

  1. Disease Transmission
  2. Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials
  3. Surface Disinfection and Treatment Room Preparation
  4. Instrument Processing

WEEK 3

Disease Transmission
Infection Prevention and Hazardous Materials
  • CHAPTER 5
  • CHAPTER 6
  • CHAPTER 19

Week 4 Outline Title

  1. Clinical Dentistry
  2. Moisture Control

WEEK 4

Clinical Dentistry
Dental Treatment
  • CHAPTER 9
    (pgs. 121-END)
  • CHAPTER 10
    (pgs. 128-131)
  • CHAPTER 11
  • CHAPTER 12
  • CHAPTER 20
    (pgs. 316-321)
  • CHAPTER 21
  • STUDY GUIDE

WEEK 5: MID TERM EXAM

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Week 5 Outline Title

  1. The Dental Patient
  2. The Dental Examination
  3. Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office
  4. Pain and Anxiety Control

WEEK 5

Patient Care
Patient Care
  • CHAPTER 14
  • CHAPTER 17
  • CHAPTER 18
    (pgs. 281-287)
  • CHAPTER 10
    (pgs. 134-END)

Week 6 Outline Title

  1. Radiation Safety and Production of X-Rays
  2. Oral Radiology

WEEK 6

Radiation Safety and Production of X-Rays
Dental Imaging
  • CHAPTER 20
    (pgs. 321-END)
  • CHAPTER 23
    (pgs. 367-372)
  • CHAPTER 22
    (pgs. 353-END)

Week 7 Outline Title

  1. Preventive Care
  2. Coronal Polishing and Dental Sealants

WEEK 7

Preventive Care
Preventive Dentistry
  • CHAPTER 26
  • CHAPTER 27
  • CHAPTER 23
    (pgs. 372-END)
  • CHAPTER 18
    (pgs. 287-289)

Week 8 Outline Title

  1. Instruments, Handpieces, and Accessories
  2. Restorative and Esthetic Dental Materials
  3. Restorative Procedures
  4. Impression Materials and Laboratory Procedures
  5. Prosthodontics and Dental Implants

WEEK 8

Instruments, Handpieces, and Accessories
Restorative Dentistry
  • CHAPTER 24
  • CHAPTER 25
  • CHAPTER 28

Week 9 Outline Title

  1. Periodontics
  2. Endodontics
  3. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  4. Pediatric Dentistry
  5. Orthodontics

WEEK 9

Periodontics
Specialized Dentistry
  • LAST WEEKLY QUIZ
  • FINAL STUDY GUIDE
  • Sterilization/Disinfection Paper Due
  • CHAPTER 29

WEEK 10: Final Exam – Preparation for Employment

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