Sep 26, 2022  

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DA 110LW - Clinical Dental Assisting I Lab

Credits: 4
Provides the opportunity for application of clinical techniques. Implements OSHA's practical skills.

Prerequisite(s): BIO 140W  or BIO 152W  and BIO 153W ; any approved College Composition I; and COM 112W  or COM 114W ,with a “C” (2.0) or better in in each.
Corequisite(s): DA 110 , and DA 114W .
Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 120
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Become orientated to the dental lab.
    1. Explain the concept of team dentistry.
    2. Discuss general laboratory procedures.
    3. Identify basic dental equipment.
    4. Describe the process of hand preparation for aseptic techniques.
  2. Demonstrate role in a medical emergency.
    1. Describe the use of oxygen.
    2. Describe college plan for medical emergency.
  3. Demonstrate the care and operation of dental equipment.
    1. Identify the arrangement of a dental treatment room.
    2. Identify the basic features of dental equipment used in four-handed dentistry.
    3. Practice office care and maintenance procedures.
    4. Practice the preparation of a treatment room before seating a patient.
  4. Demonstrate proper aseptic techniques within the guidelines of OSHA and MIOSHA
    1. Demonstrate the techniques employed to eliminate transmission of infectious diseases.
    2. Demonstrate common disinfection and sterilization procedures and methods to monitor effectiveness.
    3. Recognize and eliminate breaks in aseptic techniques.
  5. Demonstrate the proper seating and dismissal of patient and members of the operating team.
    1. Identify the zones of activity at chairside.
    2. Explain and demonstrate the process for seating a dental patient for treatment in any area of the oral cavity.
    3. Explain and demonstrate the positioning of the assistant and operator for treatment in any area of the oral cavity.
    4. Describe the procedure for dismissing a patient.
    5. Explain and describe the aseptic technique used during the setup, treatment, and dismissal of the patient.
    6. Identify special needs of patients during the seating and dismissal procedures.
  6. Demonstrate the process of oral evacuation.
    1. Differentiate between the use of HVE system and a salvia ejector.
    2. Identify armamentarium used with HVE system.
    3. Demonstrate the basic rules for oral evacuator tip placement.
    4. Demonstrate the placement of an evacuator tip for any given operative or surgical site.
    5. Demonstrate the procedure used in a complete mouth rinse.
    6. Demonstrate the use of the a/w syringe in maintaining a clear operating field.
    7. Demonstrate the routine care of an HVE system.
  7. Identify basic instruments for general dentistry.
    1. Identify and describe basic hand cutting instruments.
    2. Identify supplementary instruments and armamentarium common to most dental procedures.
  8. Demonstrate the utilization of rotary instruments.
    1. Differentiate between various types of handpieces.
    2. Identify the various shapes, sizes, types, and functions of common rotary devices (burs).
    3. Demonstrate the maintenance of and sterilization of handpieces.
  9. Demonstrate the procedures identified with various instruments exchanges in relation to four/six-handed dentistry.
    1. Demonstrate how to maintain a fulcrum rest.
    2. Demonstrate the use of basic hand and rotary instruments.
    3. Practice four/six-handed dentistry.
    4. Utilize preset trays.
  10. Obtain vital signs and charting of the oral cavity.
    1. Utilize the procedure for obtaining vital signs.
    2. Utilize common abbreviations and symbols used in charting a dental examination.
    3. Demonstrate the charting of information using the Universal Charting Symbols.
  11. Perform an oral pathlogy examination within the guidelines of the State Board of Dentistry.
    1. Demonstrate the recording of information from extra and intra oral exam.
    2. Demonstrate the technique for inspection of all existing dental conditions.
  12. Demonstrate role in administration of a local anesthetic.
    1. Identify the parts of a local anesthetic carpule/cartridge, needle, and syringe.
    2. Assemble and disassemble the anesthetic syringe.
    3. Identify types of syringes used in dentistry.
    4. Follow the accepted safety guidelines regarding the use of sharps.
  13. Place and remove matrices and wedges.
    1. Define and identify various types of matrix and wedges, and their usage.
    2. Describe the functions, parts, placement and removal of the Tofflemire matrix.
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