2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    May 19, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DH 211 - Dental Materials and Techniques for Dental Hygienists

Credits: 2
Study of dental materials including physical and chemical properties, manipulation, utilization, and application in dental and dental hygiene procedures.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify the various dental materials and give examples of the proper utilization of each material.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the proper manipulation of alginate, elastomeric materials, and gypsum products.
  3. List the ideal properties of various materials.
  4. Demonstrate appropriate procedures of taking alginate impressions and constructing dental diagnostic models.
  5. Recognize the various dental restorative materials during examination or prophylaxis.
  6. Demonstrate amalgam manipulation, margination, and polishing.
  7. List the procedures for making mouth guards.
  8. Identify proper rubber dam placement.
  9. Demonstrate proper utilization of electronic pulp testing equipment.
  10. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of laboratory safety.
  11. Demonstrate knowledge and skill of dental materials science in providing patient care.
  12. Manipulate any dental material appropriate to the discipline of dental hygiene.
  13. Evaluate the condition of various dental materials during examination and/or prophylaxis.

Prerequisite: None

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