2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Sep 24, 2023  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DA 119B - Dental Chairside Procedures

Credits: 4
Development of the dexterity needed to assist in four- and six-handed dentistry, demonstrating proper posture and form at chairside. Positive communication, sterilization, disinfection, and neatness are stressed, plus knowledge of instruments, dental operative procedures, manipulation of cements, bases and impression materials.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the courses, treatment and prevention of microorganisms and dentally related pathological conditions.
  2. Recognize the principles of hazard communications and the appropriate procedures to follow in a dental environment to protect employees from exposure to hazardous materials.
  3. Relate principles of and perform appropriate handwashing, equipment disinfection and instrument sterilization procedures.
  4. Demonstrate proper care and operation of dental equipment.
  5. Demonstrate appropriate seating areas for both the operator and the assistant, adjustment and the recommended posture to be maintained during a dental procedure.
  6. Apply psychological techniques to achieve optimum communication and cooperation while seating a patient, gathering patient data, recording treatment plan, preparing patient for dental procedures, performing a dental procedure and giving post-operative instructions.
  7. Recognize the differences between geometric, universal and Palmer charting methods.
  8. Record clinical findings as dictated by the operator and accurately record procedures as performed on the patient chart.
  9. Identify various hand and rotary instruments used in dentistry and demonstrate the maintenance required of each.
  10. Describe the procedural steps in cavity preparation and restoration using appropriate terminology.
  11. Perform chairside dental activities in operative dentistry procedures, demonstrating proper techniques in the exchange of instruments, oral evacuation, retraction and the exchange of dental materials.
  12. Prepare armamentarium and perform coronal polish on fellow student.
  13. Demonstrate the application of topical fluoride on a fellow student.
  14. Perform recommended four and six-handed assisting techniques in the preparation of a carious restoration including the mixing, instrumentation and placement of the following restoration materials: acrylics, cements, bases, composites and amalgam.
  15. Prepare set ups and perform chairside assisting techniques for assigned prosthodontic procedures.
  16. Prepare armamentarium and place sealants on typodont.
  17. Identify the instruments that are commonly used to perform dental surgical procedures.
  18. Identify the drugs used in dentistry for pain control and recognize the characteristics of each.

Prerequisite: DA 108B  and DA 115B  and DA 118B  and DA 124B  with a grade of C or higher
Corequisite: DA 123B  and DA 128B  

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