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DENA 056 Basic Dental Science

3.5 hours lecture, 3.5 units
Grade Only

Description: This course is a basic study of Science in Dentistry for dental assisting students. Emphasis is placed on anatomy, physiology, tooth morphology, embryology and histology, head and neck anatomy, and landmarks of the face and oral cavity. Topics include microbiology in dentistry, disease transmission in dentistry, oral pathology, pharmacology, medical emergencies in the dental office and California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (CalOSHA) standards. This course requires students to participate in a field trip to obtain a Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Health Provider certification. This course is for students who have been admitted to the Dental Assisting Program.

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