PCC/ CCOG / DA

Course Content and Outcome Guide for DA 113

Course Number:
DA 113
Course Title:
Clinical Procedures II (Lab)
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
90
Special Fee:
$36.00

Course Description

Continued clinic and laboratory experience. Students spend 1 (one) day per week assisting dental students at the Oregon Health Sciences University Dental School.

Addendum to Course Description

 Students will no longer be going to Oregon Health Sciences University Dental School.  The student will continue to expand their educational base by developing knowledge and skill in the areas of advanced dental charting, rubber dam, oral surgery, endodontics and periodontics.  Students will be exptected to demonstrate increased proficiency and efficiency in basic dental assisting skills learned in DA 111, as well as greater levels of motivation, self-direction and anticipation.

Students must have completed DA 110 and DA 111 with a grade of C or better, or have an instructor or program administrator approval. Concurrent enrollment in DA 112 required.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Perform, at an intermediate level, dental assisting chairside duties utilizing safe methods and demonstrating professionalism in the PCC Dental Clinic and at OHSU School of Dentistry.

  • Demonstrate the increased ability to work efficiently and proficiently, anticipating the needs of the dentist during clinical procedures.

Course Activities and Design

Students will no longer be assisting at OHSU School of Dentistry.  Students will be expected to perform # 1 and #2 intended outcomes listed above at other assigned clinical dental sites.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Attend all clinical lab sessions

  • Complete  written skills tests at 90% accuracy

  • Complete Lab Activity Sheets.
  • Complete evaluations. (exam, chairside operative, clinic monitor, auxiliary, telephone)

  • Complete Final Competency Demonstration @ 75%.

  • Complete Externship site assignments

  • Complete practice chart assignment

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes:

                        Dental Assistant duties

                        Professionalism

                        Dental team member responsibilities and patient care

Concepts:

                        Communication in a professional manner

                        Intermediate efficiency of four-handed dentistry

                        Armamentarium

                        Health and Safety

                        Documentation

Issues:

                        Time management

                        Organization

                        Patient management

                        Safety

 

Competencies and skills:

  • Follow OSHA Universal Precautions and Hazardous Material Guidelines prior to, during and after, providing dental care on a patient.

  • Assess current health of patient using health history information, taking and recording vital signs, and using observation skills.

  • Accurately record existing dental conditions, treatment plans and treatment rendered.

  • Work collaboratively as a dental team member.

  • Demonstrate preparation and delivery of dental procedure armamentarium.

  • Utilize ergonomically correct positioning during treatment procedure.

  • Practice patient management through the use of inquiry and listening communication skills.

  • Demonstrate intermediate level of four-handed dental assisting skills.

  • Explain dental restoration procedures to patient.

  • Manage time efficiently.

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 3

Outcomes:Perform, at an intermediate level, dental assisting chairside duties utilizing safe methods and demonstrating professionalism in the PCC Dental Clinic and at OHSU School of Dentistry.Activities:Measure and mix solutions for use in dental clinic.

Communication
Hours: 15

Outcomes:Perform, at an intermediate level, dental assisting chairside duties utilizing safe methods and demonstrating professionalism in the PCC Dental Clinic and at OHSU School of Dentistry.Demonstrate the increased ability to work efficiently and proficiently, anticipating the needs of the dentist during clinical procedures.Activities:Communicate dental procedure post treatment instructions to students and patients. Review patient information and document in dental charts. Take and record vital signs in patient charts Document dental conditions from patient oral cavities and radiographs.

Human Relations
Hours: 6

Outcomes:Perform, at an intermediate level, dental assisting chairside duties utilizing safe methods and demonstrating professionalism in the PCC Dental Clinic and at OHSU School of Dentistry.Demonstrate the increased ability to work efficiently and proficiently, anticipating the needs of the dentist during clinical procedures.Activities:Students work in teams to complete activities assigned utilizing team building concepts as introduced in DA 111.