Mar 18, 2018
DENT 112 Introduction to Chairside Procedure
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
This course teaches to the global outcome of Intercultural Appreciation.
This course teaches to the global outcome of Information Literacy.
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