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Clinical Dental Assisting I Lab

DA 110LW

Clinical Dental Assisting I Lab

DA 110LW

Course Description

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.

Objectives:

  • 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.

Objectives:

  • 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.

Objectives:

  • 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.

Objectives:

  • 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.

Objectives:

  • 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.

Objectives:

  • 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.

Objectives:

  • 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.

Objectives:

  • 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.

Objectives:

  • Describe the use of oxygen.
  • Describe college plan for medical emergency.

Demonstrate the care and operation of dental equipment.

Objectives:

  • 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

Objectives:

  • 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.

Objectives:

  • 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.

Objectives:

  • 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.

Objectives:

  • Identify and describe basic hand cutting instruments.
  • Identify supplementary instruments and armamentarium common to most dental procedures.

Demonstrate the utilization of rotary instruments.

Objectives:

  • 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.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate how to maintain a fulcrum rest.
  • Demonstrate the use of basic hand and rotary instruments.
  • Practice four/six-handed dentistry.
  • Utilize preset trays.