Dental Assisting III

Course Description:

Concluding their investigation of Dental Assisting 3, students will:
• Learn about pediatric dentistry.
• Learn about enamel sealants.
• Learn about periodontics.
• Learn about coronal polish.
• Learn about fixed prosthodontics and gingival retraction.
• Learn about computerized impression and restorative systems.
• Learn about cosmetic dentistry and teeth whitening.
• Learn about removable prosthodontics.
• Learn about dental cements, bases, liners, and bonding agents.
• Learn about restorative materials and matrix and wedge.
• Learn about laboratory materials and techniques.
• Learn about dental office management.
• Learn about employment strategies.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): Dental Assisting III
Course Title (NCES SCED) : Dental Science
Course Provider : Genesee ISD
Content Provided By : Fuel Education LLC (formerly Aventa Learning)
Online Instructor Provided By : Fuel Education LLC (formerly Aventa Learning)
Standards Addressed : None
Academic Terms : Open Entry / Open Exit
NCES SCED Code :
Subject Area : Health Care Sciences
Course Identifier : Dental Science
Course Level : (G) General or Regular
Available Credit : 1
Sequence : 3 of 3

How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website : https://www.gennet.us/
Email : [email protected]
Phone : 866.912.8588

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Additional Course Information:

Concluding their investigation of Dental Assisting 3, students will:
• Learn about pediatric dentistry.
• Learn about enamel sealants.
• Learn about periodontics.
• Learn about coronal polish.
• Learn about fixed prosthodontics and gingival retraction.
• Learn about computerized impression and restorative systems.
• Learn about cosmetic dentistry and teeth whitening.
• Learn about removable prosthodontics.
• Learn about dental cements, bases, liners, and bonding agents.
• Learn about restorative materials and matrix and wedge.
• Learn about laboratory materials and techniques.
• Learn about dental office management.
• Learn about employment strategies.

INACOL Online Course Quality Standards

Academic Content Standards and Assessments Rating Comments
The goals and objectives clearly state what the participants will know or be able to do at the end of the course. The goals and objectives are measurable in multiple ways. Partially Met Learning objectives are provided at the beginning of each unit (chapter). Objectives are met via reading content as well as a variety of interactive activities including quick checks and chapter tests in addition to the learning labs and study tools.
The course content and assignments are aligned with the state’s content standards, Common Core curriculum, or other accepted content standards set for Advanced Placement® courses, technology, computer science, or other courses whose content is not included in the state standards. Partially Met Alignment available for reference.
The course content and assignments are of sufficient rigor, depth and breadth to teach the standards being addressed. Fully Met
Information literacy and communication skills are incorporated and taught as an integral part of the curriculum. Partially Met Opportunities to practice information literacy and communication skills are incorporated.
Multiple learning resources and materials to increase student success are available to students before the course begins. Fully Met Information is available in syllabus and course overview; details clarify policies and offer suggestions for student success. An online orientation and videos are also offered (ORN010).
Course Overview and Introduction Rating Comments
Clear, complete course overview and syllabus are included in the course. Fully Met MindTap's Learning Path provides an overview of the course. A detailed syllabus, customized by the teacher at the start of each course is available in the Course Materials in D2L.
Course requirements are consistent with course goals, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Partially Met
Information is provided to students, parents and mentors on how to communicate with the online instructor and course provider. Fully Met Located on the home page under Teacher Contact Information and in the syllabus.
Legal and Acceptable Use Policies Rating Comments
The course reflects multi-cultural education, and the content is accurate, current and free of bias or advertising. Fully Met
Expectations for academic integrity, use of copyrighted materials, plagiarism and netiquette (Internet etiquette) regarding lesson activities, discussions, and e-mail communications are clearly stated. Fully Met Academic Integrity guidelines are provided to each student in each course. The policy is located in the Course Materials section of each course. Specific academic integrity policies are developed by each school and are found in the school's policy handb
Privacy policies are clearly stated. Fully Met http://www.k12.com/privacy_policy/
Instructor Resources Rating Comments
Online instructor resources and notes are included. Fully Met Instructional resources are available in course materials.
Assessment and assignment answers and explanations are included. Partially Met Auto-graded assignments deliver answers and some assignments also deliver explanations. Instructor resources for the course including answer keys and scoring guides for dropbox assignments are located in the Course Materials.
Instructional and Audience Analysis Rating Comments
Course design reflects a clear understanding of all students’ needs and incorporates varied ways to learn and master the curriculum. Partially Met Auto-graded assignments deliver answers and some assignments also deliver explanations. Instructor resources for the course including answer keys and scoring guides for dropbox assignments are located in the Course Materials.
Course, Unit and Lesson Design Rating Comments
The course is organized by units and lessons that fall into a logical sequence. Each unit and lesson includes an overview describing objectives, activities, assignments, assessments, and resources to provide multiple learning opportunities for students to master the content. Fully Met Instructor can adjust the pacing of course, alter assignments, and offer additional practice or extended learning in synchronous sessions to meet individual student needs.
Instructional Strategies and Activities Rating Comments
The course instruction includes activities that engage students in active learning. Fully Met
The course and course instructor provide students with multiple learning paths, based on student needs that engage students in a variety of ways. Partially Met Can be fully met when implemented at the school; local policies
The course provides opportunities for students to engage in higher-order thinking, critical reasoning activities and thinking in increasingly complex ways. Fully Met
The course provides options for the instructor to adapt learning activities to accommodate students’ needs. Partially Met Instructors can add content or hide or move assessment for all students, but not for individual students. Individual assessments can be modified exempting point values.
Readability levels, written language assignments and mathematical requirements are appropriate for the course content and grade-level expectations. Fully Met
Communication and Interaction Rating Comments
The course design provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student interaction, including opportunities for timely and frequent feedback about student progress. Fully Met Interaction includes synchronous sessions, office hours, and email or voice contact. Students can monitor their own progress in the online gradebook. Most schools set policies for timely responses to student communication and updates of course progress an
The course design includes explicit communication/activities (both before and during the first week of the course) that confirms whether students are engaged and are progressing through the course. The instructor will follow program guidelines to address non-responsive students. Fully Met Fully met when implemented at the school; local policies
The course provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student and student-student interaction to foster mastery and application of the material. Fully Met Teachers communicate regularly with students via email and telephone. In general, there are two exchanges per week. Students know how to contact the instructor (via phone and I email) and are encouraged to do so whenever needs arise. Teachers are required
Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Students have access to resources that enrich the course content. Fully Met Learning object repository in D2L is designed to support additional resources.
Evaluation Strategies Rating Comments
Student evaluation strategies are consistent with course goals and objectives, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met
The course structure includes adequate and appropriate methods and procedures to assess students’ mastery of content. Fully Met
Feedback Rating Comments
Ongoing, varied, and frequent assessments are conducted throughout the course to inform instruction. Fully Met
Assessment strategies and tools make the student continuously aware of his/her progress in class and mastery of the content. Fully Met
Assessment Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Assessment materials provide the instructor with the flexibility to assess students in a variety of ways. Partially Met There are multiple different activity types offered for assessments directly on the learning path. The CNOW app allows the instructor to edit quizzing and create their own assignments using the existing question pool.
Grading rubrics are provided to the instructor and may be shared with students. Partially Met Instructor resources for the course include including answer keys and scoring guides for dropbox assignments.
The grading policy and practices are easy to understand. Partially Met Grading information docs and pacing guides are provided.
Course Architecture Rating Comments
The course architecture permits the online instructor to add content, activities and assessments to extend learning opportunities. Fully Met
The course accommodates multiple school calendars; e.g., block, 4X4 and traditional schedules. Fully Met
User Interface Rating Comments
Clear and consistent navigation is present throughout the course. Partially Met
Rich media are provided in multiple formats for ease of use and access in order to address diverse student needs. Partially Met The reader contains ReadSpeak functionality which allows the student to have reading content read aloud to them.
Technology Requirements and Interoperability Rating Comments
All technology requirements (including hardware, browser, software, etc...) are specified. Fully Met Technology Requirements are found on the K12 website and explained during course orientation: HS: http://www.k12.com/high-school-course-list/technical-requirements.html
Prerequisite skills in the use of technology are identified. Not Met Can be fully met when implemented at the school; local policies
The course uses content-specific tools and software appropriately. Fully Met
The course is designed to meet internationally recognized interoperability standards. Fully Met IMS Global Learning Consortium-Product List for Cengage Learning
Copyright and licensing status, including permission to share where applicable, is clearly stated and easily found. Fully Met http://www.k12.com/ip-policy.html http://www.k12.com/copyright_policy/ http://www.k12.com/online-educational-products-services-agreement-terms.html
Accessibility Rating Comments
Course materials and activities are designed to provide appropriate access to all students. The course, developed with universal design principles in mind, conforms to the U.S. Section 504 and Section 508 provisions for electronic and information technology as well as the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility guidelines (WCAg 2.0). Partially Met K12 encourages full compliance for WCAg 2.0 Level A and AA
Data Security Rating Comments
Student information remains confidential, as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Fully Met Can be fully met when implemented at the school; local policies
Accessing Course Effectiveness Rating Comments
The course provider uses multiple ways of assessing course effectiveness. Partially Met Peer review and biannual family and student evaluations of courses are available at K12. A feedback system for families, mentors, teachers, and students helps to monitor and evaluate course effectiveness. Internal review of student success helps inform an
The course is evaluated using a continuous improvement cycle for effectiveness and the findings used as a basis for improvement. Partially Met MindTap activity is assessed for improvement of new releases every 3-4 years of programs.
Course Updates Rating Comments
The course is updated periodically to ensure that the content is current. Partially Met MindTap updates courses every 3-4 years.
Certification Rating Comments
Course instructors, whether faceto-face or virtual, are certificated and “highly qualified.” The online course teacher possesses a teaching credential from a state-licensing agency and is “highly qualified” as defined under ESEA. Fully Met Teachers must meet professional teaching requirements set by the state.
Instructor and Student Support Rating Comments
Professional development about the online course delivery system is offered by the provider to assure effective use of the courseware and various instructional media available. Fully Met Instructors complete comprehensive virtual training, including use of courseware and media, before the school year begins.
The course provider offers technical support and course management assistance to students, the course instructor, and the school coordinator. Fully Met Students receive 24/7 technical support and course management through Customer Care: 866.K12CARE (866.512.2273). Instructors and School Coordinators have 24/7 support through Academic Services Helpdesk, school-based technology managers, and Operations Ma
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, have been provided professional development in the behavioral, social, and when necessary, emotional, aspects of the learning environment. Fully Met Instructors participate in professional development that focus on building skills and competencies to meet the needs of students and their families. A catalog of 400+ professional development offerings for educators to choose from are available at K12trai
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, receive instructor professional development, which includes the support and use of a variety of communication modes to stimulate student engagement online. Fully Met Instructors complete virtual training before the start of school and ongoing support and training, including an instructional coach and mentor (for new teachers) to help them build communication skills via multiple modalities.
The provider assures that course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, are provided support, as needed, to ensure their effectiveness and success in meeting the needs of online students. Fully Met Fully met when implemented at the school; local policies
Students are offered an orientation for taking an online course before starting the coursework. Fully Met Students attend an online orientation course (ORN010); they also participate in synchronous orientations with local school staff.

Review Conducted By : Fuel Education LLC (formerly Aventa Learning)
Date of Review : 08/29/2018

• Define pediatric dentistry as a specialty.
• Describe the pediatric office and team members.
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• Explain the common behavioral characteristics of children of various ages.
• Describe child behavior management techniques.
• Explain the role of the parent or guardian in pediatric dentistry.
• Identify common procedures in pediatric dentistry, including preventive procedures, diet, restorative procedures, preventive and interceptive orthodontic treatment, and restorative procedures.
• Identify the equipment unique to pediatric dentistry.
• Explain common emergencies in pediatric dentistry and the treatment for these emergencies.
• Identify the signs of child abuse and the procedure for reporting suspected child abuse cases.
Advanced Chairside Functions: Enamel Sealants
• Explain the purpose of using dental sealants and where they are placed.
• List the indications and contraindications of placing sealants.
• Explain how the dentist decides where and when to place the dental sealant.
• Discuss the role of the dental assistant in the placement of dental sealants.
• Describe the process of dental decay and how the sealants work.
• Describe the types of sealant materials, including composite, glass ionomer, and filled and unfilled sealants.
• Explain the two methods of polymerization.
• Discuss the problems with placement of dental sealants.
• List and describe the steps of the application procedure.
Periodontics
• Describe the scope of periodontics.
• Identify members of the periodontal team and their roles.
• Describe the stages of periodontal disease.
• Explain the diagnostic procedures involved in the patient’s first visit to the periodontal office.
• Identify and describe periodontal instruments and their uses.
• Describe the use and the benefits of lasers in dentistry.
• Explain the safety precautions when using dental lasers.
• Describe nonsurgical procedures and the dental assistant’s role in each procedure.
• Explain surgical procedures and dental assisting responsibilities.
• Describe plastic (esthetic) periodontal surgery and list the types of surgeries.
• Explain the purpose of periodontal dressing.
• Identify the types of periodontal dressings and how they are prepared, placed, and removed.
• Describe periodontal maintenance procedures and the patient’s role relating to each.
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Advanced Chairside Functions: Coronal Polish
• Define coronal polish.
• Describe and explain the rational for each step in the coronal polish procedure.
• Explain the indications and contraindications for coronal polish.
• Describe and identify the dental deposits and stains.
• List the types of abrasives and explain the characteristics of each type.
• List and explain the types of equipment and materials used to perform a coronal polish.
• Explain how to maintain the oral cavity during a coronal polish.
• List the auxiliary polishing aids and explain their functions.
• Describe the steps in the coronal polish procedure.
Fixed Prosthodontics and Gingival Retraction
• Define the scope of fixed prosthodontics.
• Describe the role of the dental assistant in all phases of fixed prosthodontic treatment.
• Explain the dentist’s considerations when recommending various prostheses to a patient.
• Describe various types of fixed prostheses and their functions.
• Describe dental materials used in fixed prostheses.
• Identify the general steps for the procedure for fixed prostheses.
• Explain the involvement of the laboratory technician in the fabrication of fixed prostheses.
• Explain the techniques for retaining the prosthesis when there is little or no crown on the tooth, including core buildups, pins, and posts.
• Explain the techniques for maintaining fixed prostheses.
Computerized Impression and Restorative Systems
• Identify and explain the computer-aided design (CAD) and the computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) restorative systems.
• List the advantages and disadvantages of the CAD/CAM technology.
• Explain the role of the dental assistant during cavity preparation, and while using the CAD/CAM systems to design and manufacture an indirect restoration.
• Describe the considerations the patient should be made aware of when using CAD/CAM technology.
• Gain an understanding of the CAD equipment, and the CAM systems.
• Discuss how the CAD/CAM systems are used in the dental office and in the dental laboratory.
• List and describe the steps for preparing the tooth, designing the restoration, and manufacturing the final restoration.
Cosmetic Dentistry and Teeth Whitening
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• Define cosmetic dentistry and describe what is involved in cosmetic dentistry.
• Describe who performs cosmetic dentistry and education requirements.
• Explain the role of the dental assistant in cosmetic dentistry.
• Explain the scope of cosmetic dentistry.
• Describe fundamental principles that the cosmetic dentist must learn when creating the perfect smile.
• Discuss the basic elements of psychology and sociology that are considered for cosmetic treatment.
• Explain what the patient should consider when selecting a dentist for cosmetic treatment.
• Identify and describe specific procedures performed in cosmetic dentistry, including diagnosis and treatment planning, legal forms, and documentation.
• Describe the role that oral photography has in cosmetic dentistry, the equipment needed, and how the patient is set up for the photographs to be taken.
• Describe why soft tissue surgery may be needed in cosmetic dentistry, how it is performed, and how lasers and electrosurgery are involved.
• Explain why the dental team needs to know about occlusion in cosmetic dentistry.
• Describe the types of restorations that are placed and materials used for cosmetic restorations.
• Describe the marketing techniques for cosmetic dentistry.
• Explain how teeth are whitened, and causes of intrinsic and extrinsic tooth staining.
• Explain the benefits of whitening techniques used in dentistry.
• Describe the role of the dental assistant in the whitening process.
• List and describe types of whitening techniques.
• Describe the procedures for dental office whitening for vital and nonvital teeth, and for home whitening and over-the-counter whitening materials.
• Explain information given to the patient about outcomes, procedures, responsibilities, and precautions related to teeth whitening.
Removable Prosthodontics
• Define removable prostheses and list the reasons for using them.
• Describe considerations about the patient related to removable prosthetic treatment.
• Explain the dental assistant’s role in removable prosthetic treatment.
• Outline the steps of the diagnostic appointment and list the materials needed.
• Describe the consultation appointment and the materials required for case presentation.
• Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the partial denture, its components, and the appointment schedule.
• List the home care instructions for a partial denture.
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• Describe the complete denture, considerations about the patient, and the appointment schedule.
• Discuss the appointment sequence, the advantages & disadvantages, and the construction of an immediate denture.
• List the home care instructions for a complete denture.
• Explain the types and steps of denture reline procedures.
• Describe the procedure for a denture repair.
• List the steps to polish a removable prosthetic appliance.
• Explain the overdenture and the advantages and disadvantages related to it.
Dental Cements, Bases, Liners, and Bonding Agents
• Differentiate between dental cements, bases, liners, and bonding agents.
• List the dental standards, and the organizations responsible for those standards.
• Explain the role of the dental assistant in preparing materials.
• List and explain the properties of dental materials.
• Identify the types of dental cements. Explain the properties, composition, uses, and manipulation of zinc phosphate cement, zinc-oxide-eugenol (ZOE) cement, polycarboxylate cement, glass ionomer cement, resin-modified glass ionomer cement, calcium hydroxide, varnish, resin cement, and compomer cement.
• Explain etchants and their function.
• Describe bonding agents and their manipulation.
• Discuss restorative dentistry and the various materials and techniques involved, including cavity detection and cavity cleaners, disinfectants, and desensitizers.
• Identify cavity preparation terminology.
• Describe the steps of cavity preparation.
Restorative Materials and Matrix and Wedge
• Explain the properties, composition, and manipulation of dental amalgam.
• Identify the armamentarium and the steps of an amalgam procedure.
• Explain the composition of composite resins.
• Explain the properties and manipulation of various composite restorations.
• Identify the armamentarium and the steps of a composite restoration.
• Explain the use of glass ionomer, resin, resin-reinforced glass ionomer, and compomer restorative materials.
• Define matrix and wedge and list the uses and types of matrices.
• Describe the functions, parts, placement, and removal of the Tofflemire matrix.
• Discuss the function and placement of the wedge.
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• Describe the AutoMatrix and the sectional matrix, and where they are used in restorative procedures.
• Explain and demonstrate the placement and removal of the strip matrix.
Laboratory Materials and Techniques
• Identify materials used in the dental laboratory and perform associated procedures.
• Demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to prepare, take, and remove alginate impressions and wax bites.
• Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare reversible hydrocolloid impression material for the dentist.
• Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare elastomeric impression materials such as polysulfide, silicone (polysiloxane and polyvinyl siloxanes), and polyether for the dentist.
• Explain the process for debriding and disinfecting impressions, bite registrations, wax bites, and facebow registrations.
• Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to use gypsum products such as Type I, impression plaster; Type II, laboratory or model plaster; Type III, laboratory stone; Type IV, die stone; and Type V, high-strength die stone.
• Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to pour and trim a patient’s alginate impression (diagnostic cast).
• Identify use of a dental articulator and facebow for dental casts or study models.
• Demonstrate taking a facebow transfer and mounting models on an articulator.
• Identify various classifications and uses of waxes used in dentistry.
• Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to fabricate acrylic tray resin self-curing and light-curing custom trays, vacuum-formed trays, and thermoplastic custom trays.
• Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to contour prefabricated temporary crowns and to fabricate and fit custom temporary restorations.
Dental Office Management
• Identify the dental office staff and their areas of responsibility.
• Identify marketing ideas for dentistry.
• Outline the proper procedure for answering an incoming call.
• Describe the information every message should contain.
• Describe telephone and business office technology and its uses.
• Give examples of the ways in which computers are used in the dental office.
• Explain how database management concepts can be used in the dental office.
• Explain why ergonomics is important at a computer workstation.
• Explain ways in which effective patient scheduling can be accomplished in the dental office.
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• Identify the equipment needed for record management.
• Define key terms related to accounts receivable.
• Identify computerized and manual systems for the management of patient accounts.
• Identify the accounts payable expenses that the dental practice is responsible for.
Employment Strategies
• Identify three pathways to obtain DANB certification.
• Explain how to obtain employment and identify types of practices.
• Set goals and identify sources to obtain employment in the dental field.
• Identify the steps in preparing a cover letter and a résumé.
• Explain how to prepare for the interview.
• Describe the interview process, and identify the skills and preparation techniques that will aid in obtaining a job.
• Identify the skills that a successful dental assistant possesses.
• Explain how to terminate employment.

Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Open Entry / Open Exit 07/01/2019 12/31/2019 100 $270.0000 0.0000
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
Courses dropped within 2 weeks of enrollment will receive 100% refund Enrollments earning 60% or more of the total course points are considered course completions and will be charged the final 20% payment. Open Entry / Open Exit 07/01/2019 12/31/2019