Clinical Dental Assisting I LabDA 110LW
Prerequisites: Prerequisites: BIO 140W or BIO 152W and BIO 153W; any approved College Composition I; and COM 112W or COM 114W, with a "C" (2.
0) or better in in each. Corequisites: DA 110, and DA 114W. Provides the opportunity for application of clinical techniques. Implements OSHA's practical skills. (0-120)
Outcomes and Objectives
Become orientated to the dental lab.
- Explain the concept of team dentistry.
- Discuss general laboratory procedures.
- Identify basic dental equipment.
- Describe the process of hand preparation for aseptic techniques.
Obtain vital signs and charting of the oral cavity.
- Utilize the procedure for obtaining vital signs.
- Utilize common abbreviations and symbols used in charting a dental examination.
- Demonstrate the charting of information using the Universal Charting Symbols.
Perform an oral pathlogy examination within the guidelines of the State Board of Dentistry.
- Demonstrate the recording of information from extra and intra oral exam.
- Demonstrate the technique for inspection of all existing dental conditions.
Demonstrate role in administration of a local anesthetic.
- Identify the parts of a local anesthetic carpule/cartridge, needle, and syringe.
- Assemble and disassemble the anesthetic syringe.
- Identify types of syringes used in dentistry.
- Follow the accepted safety guidelines regarding the use of sharps.
Place and remove matrices and wedges.
- Define and identify various types of matrix and wedges, and their usage.
- Describe the functions, parts, placement and removal of the Tofflemire matrix.
- Explain and demonstrate placement and removal of the strip matrix and wedge on typodont/patient.
- Demonstrate placement and removal of Tofflemire matrix and wedge on typodont/patient.
Apply cavity liners and bases.
- Select appropriate armamentarium.
- Classify cavity prepartion according to their relationships with pulp.
- Explain the different options for protecting the pulp with cavity liners and bases.
- Describe the purpose of using cavity liners and bases.
- List types of materials used for bases and liners.
- Describe and demonstrate placement of liners on typodont patients.
Assist in the simulation of an amalgam restoration.
- Identify the classification of cavity prepatations.
- Identify the distinguishing characteristic of the anatomy of the various teeth.
- Assemble the necessary supplies and instruments for tray setup.
- Describe the function of basic instruments used in the amalgam procedures.
- Adapt to procedural modifications in different amalgam procedures.
- Assist in the simulation of an amalgam restoration.
- Explain the indications for a pin-retained amalgam, and identify the associated armamentarium.
Assist in the simulation of a composite restoration.
- Prepare armamentarium and materials used in the composite resin restorative procedure.
- Compare different resin bonding materials and indications for their uses.
- Describe the function of each instrument during the procedure.
- Assist with a simulated composite restoration.
- Adapt to procedural modifications in different resin bonding procedures.
Demonstrate role in a medical emergency.
- Describe the use of oxygen.
- Describe college plan for medical emergency.
Demonstrate the care and operation of dental equipment.
- Identify the arrangement of a dental treatment room.
- Identify the basic features of dental equipment used in four-handed dentistry.
- Practice office care and maintenance procedures.
- Practice the preparation of a treatment room before seating a patient.
Demonstrate proper aseptic techniques within the guidelines of OSHA and MIOSHA
- Demonstrate the techniques employed to eliminate transmission of infectious diseases.
- Demonstrate common disinfection and sterilization procedures and methods to monitor effectiveness.
- Recognize and eliminate breaks in aseptic techniques.
Demonstrate the proper seating and dismissal of patient and members of the operating team.
- Identify the zones of activity at chairside.
- Explain and demonstrate the process for seating a dental patient for treatment in any area of the oral cavity.
- Explain and demonstrate the positioning of the assistant and operator for treatment in any area of the oral cavity.
- Describe the procedure for dismissing a patient.
- Explain and describe the aseptic technique used during the setup, treatment, and dismissal of the patient.
- Identify special needs of patients during the seating and dismissal procedures.
Demonstrate the process of oral evacuation.
- Differentiate between the use of HVE system and a salvia ejector.
- Identify armamentarium used with HVE system.
- Demonstrate the basic rules for oral evacuator tip placement.
- Demonstrate the placement of an evacuator tip for any given operative or surgical site.
- Demonstrate the procedure used in a complete mouth rinse.
- Demonstrate the use of the a/w syringe in maintaining a clear operating field.
- Demonstrate the routine care of an HVE system.
Identify basic instruments for general dentistry.
- Identify and describe basic hand cutting instruments.
- Identify supplementary instruments and armamentarium common to most dental procedures.
Demonstrate the utilization of rotary instruments.
- Differentiate between various types of handpieces.
- Identify the various shapes, sizes, types, and functions of common rotary devices (burs).
- Demonstrate the maintenance of and sterilization of handpieces.
Demonstrate the procedures identified with various instruments exchanges in relation to four/six-handed dentistry.
- Demonstrate how to maintain a fulcrum rest.
- Demonstrate the use of basic hand and rotary instruments.
- Practice four/six-handed dentistry.
- Utilize preset trays.