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DA 131W - RDA Exam Prep

Credits: 1
Provides continual dental procedure knowledge and skill development needed to perform expanded functions as permitted by State of Michigan Complete RDA mock written exam.

Prerequisite(s): DA 120 , DA 120LW , DA 121W , DA 123W , DA 123LW , DA 125W , and DA 125LW  with a “C” (2.0) minimum grade in each
Corequisite(s): DA 131LW  
Lecture Hours: 15 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Recognize the RDA role in the placement and removal of a rubber dam.
    1. Identify the uses and contraindications for the utilization of a rubber dam.
    2. Identify the necessary steps for patient preparation for a rubber dam.
    3. Explain the steps in dam placement and removal.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of fixed prosthodontics.
    1. Name indications and contraindications for fixed prostheses.
    2. Describe the various types of fixed prostheses and their functions.
    3. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of fixed prostheses.
    4. Identify the steps for a diagnostic work up.
    5. Explain factors to be considered for recommendation of and compliance of patient for a successful prosthetic patient.
    6. Describe the uses of core buildup pins and posts in crown retention.
  3. Identify RDA role in placement and removal of nonepinephrine retraction materials.
    1. Recognize the importance of retraction materials.
    2. Describe gingival retraction.
    3. Distinguish between epinephrine and nonepinephrine cord.
  4. Identify the RDA role in taking final impressions for indirect restorations.
    1. Identify various types of final impression material.
    2. Recognize the characteristics of an accurate final impression.
  5. Identify the RDA role in placement and removal of temporary crowns or bridges.
    1. State the rationale for a temporary restoration.
    2. Identify the commonly used temporary restoration materials.
    3. Identify post-op instruction.
    4. identify the purpose of using temporary crowns/bridges
    5. Identify the characteristics of an ideal temporary crown or bridge.
  6. Discuss the Credentialing / State Law regarding dental Assisting.
    1. Explain the importance of ethics and law to dentistry.
    2. Differentiate between the various types of law that affect the practice of dentistry.
    3. Explain the various types of consent.
    4. Describe the code of ethics to professional dental organizations.
    5.  Identify the function of State Board of Dentistry.
    6. Explain the importance of the state Dental Practice Act.
    7. Define an RDA.
    8. Distinguish the difference between the duties of an OJT and an RDA.
    9. Distinguish the difference between general and direct supervision.
    10. Identify credentialing processes for Dental Assistants.
    11. Define the meaning of ethics and give an example of ethical standards from the Code of Ethics of the American Dental Assistants Association.
    12. Define dental jurisprudence and its application of legal statutes and regulations.
  7. Prepare Employment Documents.
    1. Construct a resume.
    2. Write a sample letter of introduction.
    3. Write a sample interview follow-up letter.
  8. Complete mock written RDA exam.
    1. Review RDA Exam Brochure from State of Michigan.
    2. Review program content that is included in RDA Exam.

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