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Clinical Dental Assisting II Lab

DA 120LW

Clinical Dental Assisting II Lab

DA 120LW

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 120, DA 121W, DA 125W, and DA 125LW. Provides opportunity for additional application of dental techniques to include dental specialties. (0-120)

Outcomes and Objectives

Perform selective coronal polishing.

Objectives:

  • Assemble necessary armamentarium.
  • Apply disclosing solution to specific tooth.
  • Control slow-speed handpiece in patient's mouth using a fulcrum.
  • Perform selective coronal polishing according to TA.

Develop skills to assist with pediatric dentistry.

Objectives:

  • Identify materials and equipment unique to pediatric dentistry.
  • Assist with simulated procedures.

Demonstrate her/his role in a removable dental prosthesis procedure.

Objectives:

  • Differentiate between the various types of removable prostheses.
  • Assist in a simulated removble prosthodontic procedure.

Place and remove intracoronal temporary/sedative restoration on typodont.

Objectives:

  • State the rationale for a temporary/sedative restoration.
  • Identify the cavity preparation that can and cannot successfully receive a temporary/sedative restoration.
  • Identify the commonly used temporary/sedative restoration materials.
  • Identify post-op instruction.
  • Assemble the necessary supplies and instruments for temporary/sedative restoration tray setup.
  • Demonstrate on a typodont the placement and removal of an intra coronal temporary/sedative restoration.
  • Demonstrate the post-operative instructions for an intra oral temporary/sedative restoration.

Demonstrate her/his role in the armamentarium of an endodontic procedure.

Objectives:

  • Prepare necessary armamentarium.
  • Assist in a mock procedure.

Perform pulp vitality testing.

Objectives:

  • Assemble the necessary armamentarium.
  • Demonstrate each of the pulp testing methods on a typodont/patient.

Dry endodontic canals with absorbent points.

Objectives:

  • Assemble appropriate armamentarium.
  • Measure length of paper point with radiograph of canal (DDS will indicate.)
  • Insert new paper point into canal until canal appears dry.

Apply a pit and fissure sealant on typodont.

Objectives:

  • Assemble the necessary supplies and instruments into a pit and fissure tray setup.
  • Demonstrate, by simulation, the application of a sealant.

Administer fluoride treatment - tray technique.

Objectives:

  • Assemble the necessary supplies and instruments into a fluoride tray setup.
  • Demonstrate a simulated technique of fluoride using a tray.

Apply desensitizing agents.

Objectives:

  • Assemble the necessary armamentarium.
  • Explain and demonstrate placement of desensitizing agents on typodont/patient.

Review medical and dental emergency situations

Objectives:

  • List and describe medical emergencies commonly encountered in the dental setting
  • Demonstrate the dental assistant's role in dental office emergencies

Develop skills to assist in orthodontics.

Objectives:

  • Describe the orthodontic procedures allowed by the State Board of Dentistry.
  • Demonstrate trial sizing of orthodontic bands.
  • Demonstrate placement and removal of orthodontic separators.
  • Demonstrate placement and removal of ligature wires.
  • Identify the basic orthodontic instruments and their use in placement of the appliances.
  • Etch and place adhesive prior to placement of orthdontic brackets.
  • Take impression for orthodontic appliances, mouth guards, bite splints, and bleaching trays.

Develop skills to assist in oral surgery.

Objectives:

  • Name and describe the function of the types of instruments normally found on an oral surgery tray.
  • Explain common postoperative instructions for an oral surgery patient.
  • Assist with simulated procedures.
  • Assemble the necessary supplies and instruments for a suture removal tray setup.
  • Demonstrate the proper removal of sutures.

Develop skills to assist with administration of nitrous oxide.

Objectives:

  • Identify and describe the armamentarium used in administration of nitrous oxide.
  • Describe and demonstrate use of the safety features of the nitrous oxide unit.
  • Assemble the necessary supplies and equipment for nitrous oxide administration.
  • Explain procedure, including benefits and risks, to the patient.
  • Assist in simulated administration of nitrous oxide.

Develop skills to assist in periodontics.

Objectives:

  • Identify and describe instruments and procedures used in periodontics.
  • Assist with simulated procedures.
  • Identify the indications and contraindications for using a periodontal dressing.
  • Identify the acceptable characteristics of a dressing material.
  • Assemble the necessary supplies and instruments for a periodontal dressing tray setup.
  • Demonstrate the placement and removal of a dressing.
  • Demonstrate the home care instructions given to the patient.