Familiarizes the Dental Assisting certificate student to the materials used in dental practice. This course emphasizes infection control and safety precautions, physical and biological properties, and the manipulation and clinical application of these materials. Students are able to develop and demonstrate proficient clinical skills while manipulating dental materials relevant to theory and practice during the laboratory component. Enrollment is restricted to students in the Dental Assisting Certificate. Non-majors need permission of the Program Director. A course fee is required. Prerequisite: DA 170, 171, 173, and 175 with grades of C or higher.