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DENT 721 Dental Materials I

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Dental Assisting Eligibility

All dental assisting courses require a grade of C or higher 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

Introduces the student to the vast subject of dental materials and dental laboratory procedures and equipment. Safety measures and protocols are taught in a laboratory setting. 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. (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
C-ID: DENA 105X (DENT 721 & 722)