Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
DA 133
Course Title:
Dental Materials II (Lab)
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
20
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$24.00

Course Description

Covers intermediate laboratory skill development in dental assisting materials and laboratory equipment. Includes the processes and materials used during the construction of fixed and removable prosthesis. Introduces dental materials used in various dental specialties. Prerequisites/concurrent: DA 112, DA 113, DA 118, DA 122, DA 123, DA 132, DA 142, and DA 150.

Addendum to Course Description

Includes an introduction to soft denture relines, suture removal, endodontic materials, and periodontal dressings.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the proper use, manipulation, application, and clean-up procedures for dental materials used in prosthodontics and various dental specialties in anticipation of transfering skills while assisting chairside.

  2. Perform, at an intermediate level, dental material laboratory duties while demonstrating professionalism, safety, and asepsis.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Attend all laboratory sessions

  • Complete laboratory worksheets and laboratory projects

  • Demonstrate compliance with safety policies at all times

  • Complete competencies and a clinic final

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes:

  • Dental Materials

  • Professionalism

  • Communication

  • Teamwork

Concepts:

  • Review of dental material selection, uses and manipulation from DA 131

  • Temporary restorations

  • Suture removal

  • Periodontal dressing

  • Denture Soft liner

  • Steps of an endodontic procedure

  • Suture removal instruments

Issues: 

  • Time management

  • Organization

  • Laboratory Safety

Skills:

  • Demonstrate adherence to laboratory standards and safety protocols.
  • Explain the selection and purpose of, and demonstrate the manipulation of a selected group of restorative materials, cements, bases, liners and varnishes.
  • Demonstrate the fabrication and trimming of study casts.
  • Describe and demonstrate the fabrication and cementation of temporary crowns on a typodont.
  • Perform a root canal procedure on a typodont tooth.
  • Demonstrate the steps involved in suture removal.
  • Demonstrate the steps involved in preparation, placement and removal of a periodontal dressing.
  • Demonstrate the steps involved in preparation and placement of a denture soft line material.
  • Introduction to the preparation and participation in oral surgery procedures.


 

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 4

  • Perform, at an intermediate level, dental material laboratory duties while demonstrating professionalism, safety, and asepsis.

Apply knowledge of angles and measurement during orthodontic model trimming.

Communication
Hours: 2

  • Demonstrate the proper use, manipulation, application, and clean-up procedures for dental materials used in prosthodontics and various dental specialties in anticipation to transfer skills while assisting chairside.

  • Perform, at an intermediate level, dental material laboratory duties while demonstrating professionalism, safety, and asepsis.

Activities:

  • Round Table discussion about experiences in rotations at OHSU.
  • Self Evaluation of lab projects and presentation to instructor of results of results of evaluations.

Human Relations
Hours: 9

  • Demonstrate the proper use, manipulation, application, and clean-up procedures for dental materials used in prosthodontics and various dental specialties in anticipation to transfer skills while assisting chairside.

  • Perform, at an intermediate level, dental material laboratory duties while demonstrating professionalism, safety, and asepsis.

Describe Interactions with patients, dental students and other dental professionals during weekly rotations at OHSU School of Dentistry.

Students work in teams on lab assignments to include peer evaluation on completed lab projects.