DNA 110 


 Division:          Arts and Sciences       †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Date:January 2014                       


Curricula in Which Course is Taught:      Dental Assisting


Course Number and Title:       DNA 110,   Dental Materials


Credit Hours:†††††††††† 3††††††† Hours/Wk Lecture:2          Hours/Wk Lab:††††††† 3†††† Lec/Lab Comb:††††††††††† 5



I.               Catalog Description:†† Studies the materials utilized in the laboratory aspect of dentistry as support in treatment.  Emphasis is placed on the characteristics, manipulation,

†††††††††††††††† economical control, storage, and delivery of materials.


II.            Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught:†† Focusing on the use of dental materials needed in dental procedures.


III.           †† Required background:†† DNA 100, DNA 103, DNA 109, DNA 113


IV.            Course Content


a.      Characteristics of materials

b.      Gypsum products

c.      Impression materials

d.      Dental waxes

e.      Synthetic resins

f.       Cements, liners and bases

g.      Restoratives

h.      Enamel and dentin adhesives

i.       Athletic mouth protectors and bleaching trays

j.       Prosthodontics

k.      Crown and bridge


 ††††††† V.           Learner Outcomes

                  The student will:


a.       Understand the progress made in order to provide high quality dental materials

b.      Determine the role of various agencies involved in this process

c.       Define the dental assistantís role in the manipulations and delivery of materials

d.      Describe dental materials used as medicaments and restoratives

e.       Compare the properties of various dental materials

f.       Be able to explain the life of various materials and how to extend the life in the mouth

g.      Identify and operate equipment associated with the manipulation of materials

h.      Mix and transfer materials for procedures


VI.           Evaluation


Students will be evaluated using some combination of quizzes essays, written assignments, tests, lab competencies, or special projects as determined by the faculty.


All written assignments will be assessed for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and consistency according to the conventions of Standard English.       


VII.         This course supports the following objectives:


DCC Educational Objectives:


Critical Thinking

Cultural and Social Understanding

Information Literacy

Personal Development

Quantitative Reasoning

††††† ††††† Scientific Reasoning