Health Science & Medical Technology
Dental Assisting / 1
This competency-based course is the first in a sequence of three designed for dental assisting. Emphasis is placed on the areas of dental specialization, organization of the dental health team, legal/ethical/compliance issues, head and neck anatomy, dental nomenclature, dental anatomy, dental pathology, microbiology and dental infection control, pharmacology, anesthesiology, and the impact of nutrition on dental health.
Dental Assisting / 2
This competency-based course is the second in a sequence of three designed for dental assisting. Emphasis is placed on procuring a patient’s medical/dental history and vital signs, completion of a dental chart, and the instruments/materials/techniques used in chairside procedures and dental emergencies.
Dental Assisting / 3
This competency-based course is the last in a sequence of three designed for dental assisting. Emphasis is placed on dental office management procedures, dental radiography, digital radiography, and in-service clinical practice.
The class consists of theory and clinical preparation to include: medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmaceutical settings, duties and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician, pharmaceutical terms, abbreviations and symbols, metric and apothecary systems, drug requirements, record-keeping, dispensing prescriptions, knowledge of manufacturing, packaging, and labeling of drug products. At the successful completion of this course, students will be qualified to register with the California State Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician. Students will perform community classroom activities while under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.