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    Sep 25, 2018  
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DENT 112 Introduction to Chairside Procedure

5 credits


Course covers maintenance of dental equipment and operatory instrumentation. Students will learn home care patient instructions, assess oral hygiene, procedural prophylaxis fluoride and pit and fissure sealant application.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Assistant Program.

Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring

Global Outcomes:
This course teaches to the global outcome of Intercultural Appreciation.

This course teaches to the global outcome of Information Literacy.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Define preset tray and tray system and define the parts of a dental  instrument
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of dental headpieces
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of maintaining equipment and operatory
  • Demonstrate correct instrument transfer
  • Demonstrate their understanding of instrument grasps
  • Demonstrate the correct use of fulcrums in dental procedures
  • Utilize the mouth mirror to full advantage
  • Use an explorer effectively and safely
  • Review, update, or complete a patient health history
  • Position dental chairs and mobile, or non-mobile equipment
  • Maintain the operating field
  • Seat a patient and prepare for a procedure
  • Demonstrate the skill and knowledge of how to assist with the administration of local anesthetic
  • Demonstrate the Bass, Modified Bass, Charter’s Modified scrub, Modified Stillman, Rolling stroke ,and electric tooth brushing techniques
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of the prophylaxis procedure by:
  • Demonstrate the skill and knowledge of the coronal polish procedure
  • Demonstrate the skill and knowledge of the fluoride application procedure
  • Demonstrate the skill and knowledge of the sealant application procedure
  • Demonstrate knowledge of health care literary, patient diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills by active participation in small group activities and presenting an oral presentation regarding patient homecare


Total Hours: 80 Lecture Hours: 20 Lab or Clinical Hours: 60