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CCOG for DA 115 Winter 2024

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Course Number:
DA 115
Course Title:
Clinical Procedures Lab III
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Course Description

Covers advanced clinical training and practical experience in clinical dental assisting duties and responsibilities. Provides an opportunity to work in a clinic setting applying the principles and practices learned in the classroom. Corequisites: DA 114.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Perform, at an advanced-level (entry-level employment), dental assisting chairside duties while utilizing safe methods and demonstrating professionalism.
  2. Follow post-operative instructions for various dental procedures and specialty treatments.
  3. Follow the procedural steps and use the correct armamentarium and instrumentation needed for temporary crown fabrication chairside.
  4. Demonstrate the delivery of whitening trays and provide post-op instructions.
  5. Demonstrate the use of an intraoral camera on a patient.
  6. Identify and chart intraoral dental restorations on a patient.
  7. Demonstrate the delivery and maintenance care of prosthesis.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Outcomes Assessment Strategies:

  • Complete clinic objectives
  • Complete practice chart assignments and exercises
  • Complete 240 hours in dental office externship
  • Complete skill evaluations from externship site 
  • Complete journal entries from externship

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)


  • Dental Assisting Clinical Duties
  • Professionalism
  • Communication
  • Teamwork


  • Independent, direct patient care
  • Removable prosthodontics
  • Prosthodontic home care instructions 
  • Provisional crown 


  • Time management
  • Organization
  • Self-direction
  • Safety
  • Critical thinking


  • Anticipate the needs of the operator while assisting chairside
  • Correctly mix, load, and seat an alginate impression tray
  • Chart restorations from the patient's radiographs
  • Document exam findings, health history updates, vital signs, and services rendered, while at their externship offices 
  • Educate patients regarding removable appliance home care instructions 
  • Perform four-handed procedures with increased efficiency
  • Fabricate a provisional crown chairside 
  • Place a dental dam on a patient

Related Instruction

Hours: 20

  • Perform, at an advanced-level (employment entry), dental assisting chairside duties while utilizing safe methods and demonstrating professionalism
  • Follow post-operative instructions for various general and specialty dental procedures 

  • Participate in 4-handed dentistry while at their externship and specialty site rotations.
  • Deliver instructions to patients denture maintenance and cleaning