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DA 120 - Clinical Dental Assisting II

Credits: 3
Provides the knowledge for additional application of dental techniques to include dental specialties.

Prerequisite(s): DA 110 , DA 110LW , DA 113W , DA 114W , DA 117W , and HSC 140   with a "C" (2.0) minimum grade in each
Corequisite(s): DA 120LW , DA 121W , DA 125W , and DA 125LW .
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Explain the RDA duty of performing selective coronal polishing.
    1. Identify necessary armamentarium.
    2. Discuss the various rational for selective coronal polishing by an RDA.
    3. Explain the procedure for selective coronal polishing.
    4. Explain the function of establishing a fulcrum.
  2. Explain the RDA duty of applying a pit and fissure sealant.
    1. Identify the criteria in selecting a tooth for sealant application.
    2. Identify the benefits of a sealant on primary and permanent and their longevity.
    3. Identify the need for reexamination and replacement.
    4. Discuss the various types of sealants.
    5. Compare sealants and fluoride as a preventive measure.
    6. Relate the sealant placement to acclusal function.
  3. Explain RDA duty of fluoride treatment - tray technique.
    1. Discuss the history and politics of fluoride.
    2. Explain the effects of fluoride on enamel.
    3. Compare systemic vs. topical application and effects.
    4. State cost of fluoridation of water.
    5. State ppm of fluoride in drinking water.
    6. List types of topical fluoride and methods of application.
    7. Compare positive and negative effects of fluoride.
    8. Recognize fluorosis and mottling.
  4. Review dental emergency situations.
    1. Identify various medical emergencies that can be encountered in the dental setting
    2. Discuss various responses to dental emergencies
  5. Identify an oral pathology examination within the guidelines of the State Board of Dentistry.    
    1. Define oral pathology.
    2. Explain the reaction of tissue to trauma or lesions.
    3. Identify the cardinal signs of acute inflammation.
    4. Describe the cause of pulpitis and the chronic progression to a periapical abscess, a fistula, and a parulis.
    5. Identify the cause and appearance of oral lesions.
  6. Identify role and the armamentarium in the specialty of orthodontics.
    1. Identify and classify the different types of malocclusion.
    2. Describe the dental discrepancies that may be present in a malocclusion.
    3. Differentiate between interceptive and corrective phases of orthodontic treatment.
    4. Describe the types of diagnostic records used in orthodontic treatment planning.
    5. Differentiate between removable and fixed appliances.
    6. Identify the components of the fixed appliance system.
    7. Describe the biologic mechanism of tooth movement.
    8. Identify the RDA and dental assistant role.
  7. Identify role and the armamentarium in the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
    1. Describe the role of the oral surgery assistant.
    2. List differences in design between an oral surgery and a general dental office.
    3. Identify common medical conditions that can affect dental treatment.
    4. Identify various types of anti-anxiety techniques and describe the advantages and disadvantages of each.
    5. Describe the steps in tooth extraction. Describe other common oral surgical procedures.
    6. Discuss the role of the hospital in operative dentistry and maxillofacial surgery procedures.
    7. Identify the purposes of sutures.
    8. Identify the types of suture techniques.
    9. Identify the classification of suture material.
    10. Identify the implant components and procedure.
  8. Monitor nitrous oxide according to the State of Michigan
    1. Explain the rules governing the monitoring of nitrous oxide.
    2. Explain the procedure of monitoring nitrous oxide.
    3. Explain the safety guidelines for nitrous oxide.
    4. Identify the contraindications of nitrous oxide
  9. Identify role and the armamentarium in periodontics.   
    1. Discuss the scope of the specialty of periodontics.
    2. Describe the role of the dental assistant in periodontics.
    3. Describe the types of signs of periodontal disease.
    4. Record periodontal conditions and state why each is important.
    5. Explain human relations practices that contribute to the success of periodontal treatment.
    6. Identify 10 factors that affect periodontal disease.
    7. Identify the function of a periodontal dressing.
    8. Explain the application of a periodontal dressing.
  10. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of removable prosthodontics.
    1. Describe the scope and objectives of prosthetics.
    2. Define the various types of fixed and removable dental prostheses.
    3. Describe the function of various types of dental prostheses.
    4. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of various types of fixed and removable prosthetic restorations.
    5. Describe the preliminary steps to prosthetic treatment.
    6. Explain the factors to be considered by the dentist when various prostheses are recommended to a patient.
    7. Explain factors that are involved in becoming a successful prosthetic patient.
    8. Explain the dental assistant's role in prosthetics.
    9. Differentiate between a complete and partial denture.
    10. Name indications and contraindications for removable partial and complete dentures.
    11. List the components of a partial and complete denture.
    12. Describe the steps in the construction of a removable partial denture.
    13. Describe the steps in the construction of a complete denture.
    14. Describe the construction of an overdenture and an immediate denture.
    15. Identify the process of relining or preparing a partial or complete denture.
  11. Identify the assistant’s role and the armamentarium in endodontics.
    1. Describe the scope of endodontics.
    2. Describe the symptoms and etiology of an endodontically involved tooth.
    3. Explain the importance of radiography in endodontics.
    4. Identify and explain the function of specialized endodontic armamentarium.
    5. Describe the physical characteristics and function of common intracanal instruments.
    6. Describe the basic procedures common to an endodontic practice.
    7. Describe surgical procedures commonly found in endodontics.
    8. Explain the function and process of vital and non-vital bleaching.
    9. Identify the role of the dental assistant in various phases of endodontic treatment.
    10. Identify the use of common intracanal medications.
    11. Identify common endodontic instruments.
  12. Recognize the RDA role in drying endodontic canals with absorbent points.
    1. Explain the rational for drying canals.
    2. Explain the procedure for drying canals.
  13. Recognize the RDA role in perform pulp vitality testing.
    1. Identify and compare the pulp testing methods.
    2. Describe the technique for each test.
  14. Identify role and the armamentarium in pediatric dentistry.
    1. Define the specialty of pediatric dentistry.
    2. Describe the scope of pediatric dentistry.
    3. Explain the role of the dental assistant in pediatric dentistry.
    4. Describe common behavior patterns or stages in children.
    5. Describe behavior management of children in the dental office.
    6. Identify common treatment procedures in pediatric dentistry.
    7. Identify urgent care teatment in pediatric dentistry.
    8. List the symptoms of child abuse.
    9. List the signs of child abuse.
    10. Explain the responsibilities for reporting suspected child abuse by health care professionals.
    11. List the components of child abuse and the likely subject of abuse.

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