Sep 26, 2022
DA 110LW - Clinical Dental Assisting I LabCredits: 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
Outcomes and Objectives
- Become orientated to the dental lab.
- Explain the concept of team dentistry.
- Discuss general laboratory procedures.
- Identify basic dental equipment.
- Describe the process of hand preparation for aseptic techniques.
- Demonstrate role in a medical emergency.
- Describe the use of oxygen.
- Describe college plan for medical emergency.
- Demonstrate the care and operation of dental equipment.
- Identify the arrangement of a dental treatment room.
- Identify the basic features of dental equipment used in four-handed dentistry.
- Practice office care and maintenance procedures.
- Practice the preparation of a treatment room before seating a patient.
- Demonstrate proper aseptic techniques within the guidelines of OSHA and MIOSHA
- Demonstrate the techniques employed to eliminate transmission of infectious diseases.
- Demonstrate common disinfection and sterilization procedures and methods to monitor effectiveness.
- Recognize and eliminate breaks in aseptic techniques.
- Demonstrate the proper seating and dismissal of patient and members of the operating team.
- Identify the zones of activity at chairside.
- Explain and demonstrate the process for seating a dental patient for treatment in any area of the oral cavity.
- Explain and demonstrate the positioning of the assistant and operator for treatment in any area of the oral cavity.
- Describe the procedure for dismissing a patient.
- Explain and describe the aseptic technique used during the setup, treatment, and dismissal of the patient.
- Identify special needs of patients during the seating and dismissal procedures.
- Demonstrate the process of oral evacuation.
- Differentiate between the use of HVE system and a salvia ejector.
- Identify armamentarium used with HVE system.
- Demonstrate the basic rules for oral evacuator tip placement.
- Demonstrate the placement of an evacuator tip for any given operative or surgical site.
- Demonstrate the procedure used in a complete mouth rinse.
- Demonstrate the use of the a/w syringe in maintaining a clear operating field.
- Demonstrate the routine care of an HVE system.
- Identify basic instruments for general dentistry.
- Identify and describe basic hand cutting instruments.
- Identify supplementary instruments and armamentarium common to most dental procedures.
- Demonstrate the utilization of rotary instruments.
- Differentiate between various types of handpieces.
- Identify the various shapes, sizes, types, and functions of common rotary devices (burs).
- Demonstrate the maintenance of and sterilization of handpieces.
- Demonstrate the procedures identified with various instruments exchanges in relation to four/six-handed dentistry.
- Demonstrate how to maintain a fulcrum rest.
- Demonstrate the use of basic hand and rotary instruments.
- Practice four/six-handed dentistry.
- Utilize preset trays.
- Obtain vital signs and charting of the oral cavity.
- Utilize the procedure for obtaining vital signs.
- Utilize common abbreviations and symbols used in charting a dental examination.
- Demonstrate the charting of information using the Universal Charting Symbols.
- Perform an oral pathlogy examination within the guidelines of the State Board of Dentistry.
- Demonstrate the recording of information from extra and intra oral exam.
- Demonstrate the technique for inspection of all existing dental conditions.
- Demonstrate role in administration of a local anesthetic.
- Identify the parts of a local anesthetic carpule/cartridge, needle, and syringe.
- Assemble and disassemble the anesthetic syringe.
- Identify types of syringes used in dentistry.
- Follow the accepted safety guidelines regarding the use of sharps.
- Place and remove matrices and wedges.
- Define and identify various types of matrix and wedges, and their usage.
- Describe the functions, parts, placement and removal of the Tofflemire matrix.
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