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RDA Exam Prep

DA 131W

RDA Exam Prep

DA 131W

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: DA 120, DA 120LW, DA 121W, DA 123W, DA 123LW, DA 125W, and DA 125LW with a "C" (2.

0) minimum grade in each. Concurrent enrollment in DA 131LW. Provides continual dental procedure knowledge and skill development needed to perform expanded functions as permitted by State of Michigan Complete RDA mock written exam. (15-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Acquire knowledge of the principles of fixed prosthodontics.

Objectives:

  • Name indications and contraindications for fixed prostheses.
  • Describe the various types of fixed prostheses and their functions.
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of fixed prostheses.
  • Identify the steps for a diagnostic work up.
  • Explain factors to be considered for recommendaiton of and compliance of patient for a successful prosthetic patient.
  • Describe the uses of core buildup pins and posts in crown retention.

Identify RDA role in placement and removal of nonepinephrine retration cord.

Objectives:

  • Recognize the importance of retration cord.
  • Describe gignival retration cord placement.
  • Distinguish between epinephrine and nonephinephrine cord.

Identify the RDA role in taking final impressions for indirect restorations.

Objectives:

  • Identify various types of final impression material.
  • Recognize the characteristics of an accurate final impression.

Identify the RDA role in placement and removal of intracoronal temporary restoration and temporary crowns.

Objectives:

  • State the rationale for a temporary restoration.
  • Identify the cavity preparation that can and cannot successfully receive a temporary restoration.
  • Identify the commonly used temporary restoration materials.
  • Identify post-op instruction.
  • identify the purpose of using temporary crowns.
  • Identify the characteristics of an ideal temporary crown.

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 the placement and removal of a rubber dam.

Objectives:

  • Identify the uses and contraindications for the utilization of a rubber dam.
  • Identify the necessary steps for patient preparation for a rubber dam.
  • Explain the steps in dam placement and removal.

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 performing pulp vitality testing.

Objectives:

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

Complete mock written RDA exam.