This course provides the foundation for dental assistant clinical procedures performed in both general and specialty dental offices. Topics include theory and application of four-handed dentistry; application of infection control procedures; an overview of procedures and techniques unique to dental specialties; and background information and technical skills performed by the Registered Dental Assistant. In addition, local dental specialists serve as guest speakers. Group 2 course.
Corequisites HDA 241
Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies HAH 120
, HDA 101
, HDA 120
, HDA 160
, HDA 242
, HDA 243
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Identify general specialty instruments.
- Identify the materials commonly used in restorative dentistry.
- Explain the role that the dental assistant plays during dental procedures.
- Identify how to become a Registered Dental Assistant duties that can be performed under each specific classification (assisted, general, direct).
- Explain the dental specialties.
- Differentiate steps materials needed to complete an amalgam restoration (all classifications), crown appointment, seat appointment, extraction, and root canal.
- Evaluate different types of isolation available, the armamentarium needed, and the steps included.
- Connect the dental materials being used in procedures to G.V. Black's method for restoring teeth.
- Compare/contrast the best method to restore a tooth.
- Integrate the knowledge learned in dental emergency class when choosing treatment options based on the patient's medical/dental health history.
- Analyze the precautions that need to be followed when performing dental procedures.
- Explain the special needs treatment options and materials needed in a periodontal practice, oral surgery practice, endodontic practice, pediatric office, orthodontic practice, and implants.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Interact with others on integration of occupational safety infection control measures displayed in the dental office.
- Discuss with others what dental treatment emergency situations can occur to determine best management procedures.
Learning How to Learn:
- Engage with patients to explain the different types of treatment options relating to all of the chairside procedures.
- Identify sources of information to help determine choices factoring different treatment plan levels.