HDA 241 - Chairside Procedures Lab

Course Description

This is the clinical component of Chairside Procedures. Students learn and practice operative and specialty chairside techniques in a fully equipped dental clinic. Students assist our staff dentist during simulated dental procedures. Expanded duties for dental assistants are also introduced in this course. Group 2 course.

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HDA 240

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate decontamination procedures at the completion of dental treatment.
  • Demonstrate operatory preparation for the various general and specialty dental procedures.
  • Demonstrate clinical chairside skills during specialty dental procedures, i.e., orthodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, periodontics.
  • Develop dental treatment plans after reviewing patient medical/dental histories utilizing prior course concepts.
  • Human.
Human Dimension:
  • Interact with others to communicate patient education and post-operative management.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Engage with faculty dentist(s) to reflect clinical chairside skills learned throughout all of the dental curriculum.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Direct learning/self-evaluation of clinical competency of certain expanded functions as delegated RDA.