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DENT 721 Dental Materials I

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Dental Assisting Eligibility

The courses DENT 753, DENT 770, DENT 721, DENT 722, DENT 740, DENT 742, DENT 743, DENT 744, DENT 749, DENT 751, and DENT 763 are open to those who have been accepted into the Dental Assisting program. DENT 701, DENT 702 and DENT 703 are open to all students. A grade of C or higher is necessary for progression in the sequence. Upon successful completion of the program, the candidate is eligible to apply for a Certificate of Completion from the Office of Admissions and Records, sit for the California Registered Dental Assistant Exam, and the Dental Assisting National Board Exam.

Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

This course introduces the student to the vast subject of dental materials and dental laboratory procedures and equipment. Safety measures and protocol are taught in a laboratory setting. This course provides instruction in dental cements, restorative materials, impression materials, gypsum products, and their physical and chemical properties. Students develop the skills necessary for materials manipulation in both the dental laboratory and the treatment room. The purchase of a Fall Dental Materials Student Kit is required; details provided in class. (This course is offered in the Fall only.)

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 32-36
  • Lab hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 64-72
Prerequisites: Acceptance to the Dental Assisting Program
Corequisites: None