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Clinical Dental Assisting II

DA 120

Clinical Dental Assisting II

DA 120

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: DA 110, DA 110LW, DA 113W, DA 114W, DA 117W, and HSC 140 with a "C" (2.

0) minimum grade in each. Concurrent enrollment in DA 120LW, DA 121W, DA 125W, and DA 125LW. Provides the knowledge for additional application of dental techniques to include dental specialties. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Explain the RDA duty of performing selective coronal polishing in conjunction with sealant placement.

Objectives:

  • Identify necessary armamentarium.
  • Discuss the various rational for selective coronal polishing by an RDA.
  • Explain the procedure for selective coronal polishing.
  • Explain the function of establishing a fulcrum.

Acquire knowledge of the principles of removable prosthodontics.

Objectives:

  • Describe the scope and objectives of prosthetics.
  • Define the various types of fixed and removable dental prostheses.
  • Describe the function of various types of dental prostheses.
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of various types of fixed and removable prosthetic restorations.
  • Describe the preliminary steps to prosthetic treatment.
  • Explain the factors to be considered by the dentist when various prostheses are recommended to a patient.
  • Explain factors that are involved in becoming a successful prosthetic patient.
  • Explain the dental assistant's role in prosthetics.
  • Differentiate between a complete and partial denture.
  • Name indications and contraindications for removable partial and complete dentures.
  • List the components of a partial and complete denture.
  • Describe the steps in the construction of a removable partial denture.
  • Describe the steps in the construction of a complete denture.
  • Describe the construction of an overdenture and an immediate denture.
  • Identify the process of relining or preparing a partial or complete denture.

Identify her/his role and the armamentarium in endodontics.

Objectives:

  • Describe the scope of endodontics.
  • Describe the symptoms and etiology of an endodontically involved tooth.
  • Explain the importance of radiography in endodontics.
  • Identify and explain the function of specialized endodontic armamentarium.
  • Describe the physical characteristics and function of common intracanal instruments.
  • Describe the basic procedures common to an endodontic practice.
  • Describe surgical procedures commonly found in endodontics.
  • Explain the function and process of vital and non-vital bleaching.
  • Identify the role of the dental assistant in various phases of endodontic treatment.
  • identify the use of common intracanal medications.
  • Identify common endodontic instruments.

Recognize the RDA role in drying endodontic canals with absorbent points.

Objectives:

  • Explain the rational for drying canals.
  • Explain the procedure for drying canals.

Recognize the RDA role in perform pulp vitality testing.

Objectives:

  • Identify and compare the pulp testing methods.
  • Describe the technique for each test.

Identify role and the armamentarium in pediatric dentistry.

Objectives:

  • Define the specialty of pediatric dentistry.
  • Describe the scope of pediatric dentistry.
  • Explain the role of the dental assistant in pediatric dentistry.
  • Describe common behavior patterns or stages in children.
  • Describe behavior management of children in the dental office.
  • Identify common treatment procedures in pediatric dentistry.
  • Identify urgent care teatment in pediatric dentistry.
  • List the signs and symptoms of child abuse.
  • List the signs of child abuse.
  • Explain the responsibilities for reporting suspected child abuse by health care professionals.
  • List the components of child abuse and the likely subject of abuse.

Explain the RDA duty of applying a pit and fissure sealant.

Objectives:

  • Identify the criteria in selecting a tooth for sealant application.
  • Identify the benefits of a sealant on primary and permanent and their longevity.
  • Identify the need for reexamination and replacement.
  • Discuss the various types of sealants.
  • Compare sealants and fluoride as a preventive measure.

Explain RDA duty of fluoride treatment - tray technique.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the history and politics of fluoride.
  • Explain the effects of fluoride on enamel.
  • Compare systemic vs. topical application and effects.
  • State cost of fluoridation of water.
  • State ppm of fluoride in drinking water.
  • List types of topical fluoride and methods of application.
  • Compare positive and negative effects of fluoride.
  • Recognize fluorosis and mottling.

Review dental emergency situations.

Objectives:

  • Identify various medical emergencies that can be encountered in the dental setting
  • Discuss various responses to dental emergencies
  • Write a two page report on the role of the dental assistant in the dental emergecy

identify an oral pathology examination within the guidelines of the State Board of Dentistry.

Objectives:

  • Define oral pathology.
  • Explain the reaction of tissue to trauma or lesions.
  • Identify the cardinal signs of acute inflammation.
  • Describe the cause of pulpitis and the chronic progression to a periapical abscess, a fistula, and a parulis.
  • Identify the cause and appearance of oral lesions.

Identify role and the armamentarium in the specialty of orthodontics.

Objectives:

  • Identify and classify the different types of malocclusion.
  • Describe the dental discrepancies that may be present n a malocclusion.
  • Differentiate between interceptive and corrective phases of orthodontic treatment.
  • Describe the types of diagnostic records used in orthodontic treatment planning.
  • Differentiate between removable and fixed appliances.
  • Identify the components of the fixed appliance system.
  • Describe the biologic mechanism of tooth movement.
  • Identify the RDA and dental assistant role.

Identify role and the armamentarium in the specialty of oral and maxiofacial surgery.

Objectives:

  • Describe the role of the oral surgery assistant.
  • List differences in design between an oral surgery and a general dental office.
  • Identify common medical conditions that can affect dental treatment.
  • Identify various types of anti-anxiety techniques and describe the advantages and disadvantages of each.
  • Describe the steps in tooth extraction. Describe other common oral surgical procedures.
  • Discuss the role of the hospital in operative dentistry and maxillofacial surgery procedures.
  • Identify the purposes of sutures.
  • Identify the types of suture techniques.
  • Identify the classification of suture material.
  • Identify the implant components and procedure.

Monitor nitrous oxide according to the State of Michigan

Objectives:

  • Explain the rules governing the monitoring of nitrous oxide.
  • Explain theprocedure of monitoring nitrous oxide.
  • Explain the safety guidelines for nitrous oxide.
  • Identify the contraindications of nitrous oxide
  • Monitor nitrous oxide on a simulated patient.

Identify role and the armamentarium in periodontics.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the scope of the specialty of periodontics.
  • Describe the role of the dental assistant in periodontics.
  • Describe the types of signs of periodontal disease.
  • Record periodontal conditions and state why each is important.
  • Explain human relations practices that contribute to the success of periodontal treatment.
  • Identify 10 factors that affect periodontal disease.
  • Identify the function of a periodontal dressing.
  • Explain the pplication of a periodontal dressing.