PCC/ CCOG / DA

Course Content and Outcome Guide for DA 110

Course Number:
DA 110
Course Title:
Clinical Procedures I
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Introduction to clinical dental assisting including operatory preparation, sterilization/disinfection procedures, dental equipment, tray set-ups and restorative dental procedures.

Addendum to Course Description

Included in DA 110 will be instruction in dental charting using approved symbols, gathering and recording patient information and HIPAA protocol.  Emphasis will be placed on the prevention of disease transmission.  Included in basic dental assisting instruction will be the armamentatrium, procedures and protocols in operative, fixed proshtodontic dentistry, and an introduction to general extraction.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Describe basic chairside duties involved in the procedures of anesthetic delivery, amalgam, composite, crown and bridge restorations, and simple extractions, while utilizing safe, effective methods and professionalism.

  • Recognize and describe the importance of patient records, concepts of confidentiality and clear, concise recordings of patient information.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Complete textbook and classroom assignments.

  • Demonstrate understanding through the completion of written quizzes, midterm, and final examinations at 70% or higher.

  • Maintain attendance at 70% or more of class sessions.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes:

  • Dental assisting duties

  • Professionalism

  • Teamwork

Concepts:

  • Communication in a professional manner

  • Efficiency in four-handed dentistry

  • Armamentarium

  • Health and Safety

  • Documentation

Issues:

  • Time management

  • Organization

  • Patient management

 

Competencies and skills:

  • Collects, records, and interprets, patient data and health/dental histories.

  • Understands and applies the principles of infection control and disease prevention.

  • Understands the techniques and protocols involved in assisting with the administration of anesthetics and analgesia.

  • Describes the procedures and armamentarium needed to place amalgam and composite restorations.

  • Describes the basic techniques of and dental assistant€™s role in inlay and crown preparation.

  • Describes the purpose, preparation and placement of temporary crowns.

  • Recognizes the conditions leading to tooth extraction and describes the role of the dental assistant in an uncomplicated tooth extraction.    

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 12

Outcomes:Describe basic chairside duties involved in the procedures of anesthetic delivery, amalgam, composite, crown and bridge restorations, and simple extractions, while utilizing safe, effective methods and professionalism.Activities:Discuss, obtain and record normal vital sign readings for patients. Discuss and record perio charting readings. Discuss and record anesthetic ratios.

Human Relations
Hours: 3

Outcomes:Describe basic chairside duties involved in the procedures of anesthetic delivery, amalgam, composite, crown and bridge restorations, and simple extractions, while utilizing safe, effective methods and professionalism.Recognize and describe the importance of patient records, concepts of confidentiality and clear, concise recordings of patient information.Activities:Team work during instrument identification and classroom presentation projects utilizing team building concepts as previously introduced in DA 111. Peer Evaluation utilizing concepts previously introduced in DA 111.