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Course Content and Outcome Guide for DT 102

Course Number:
DT 102
Course Title:
Dental Technology Lab II
Credit Hours:
6
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
180
Special Fee:
$45.00

Course Description

Continued skill development in complete denture construction. Articulators and immediate overdentures introduced. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Students will complete the steps in denture construction along with additional tooth setting exercises. Specific construction criteria will be given. Increasing case difficulty will be included. Activities will be correlated to DT 142", Denture Techniques II, and DT 152, Science of Dental Materials II. Students will work independently at assigned work stations. Individualized instructor help will be provided when needed. Prerequisite €“ Students must have completed DT 101 with a grade of C or better, and be concurrently enrolled in DT 142 and DT 152 or have instructor permission to enroll. Some students may have carry-over projects from DT 101 to complete in this course.

Intended Outcomes for the course

1. Wax-up €œideal€ and characterized complete dentures utilizing full balance.
2. Process a wax-up in denture acrylic, remount and finish.
3. Repair a broken denture.
4. Replace a broken tooth in a denture.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Student progress will be evaluated according to the quality of the work produced in comparison to specific and described criteria. Speed or efficiency may be included in the evaluation process.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

THEMES", CONCEPTS, ISSUES: Fully Balanced Wax-ups, €œIdeal€/Characterized Tooth Setting Procedures and Concepts, Processing Procedures, Remounting and Finishing Procedures, Repair, Asepsis.
 
COMPETENCIES:
1. Demonstrate setting teeth €œideally€, using a semi-adjustable articulator.
2. Sculpt the wax denture base.
3. Boil-out, process, remount and finish a denture.
4. Demonstrate denture repair and tooth replacement.
5. Practice proper asepsis.

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 22

Outcomes:

1. Wax-up €œideal€ and characterized complete dentures utilizing full balance.
2. Process a wax-up in denture acrylic, remount and finish.
3. Repair a broken denture.
4. Replace a broken tooth in a denture.

Activities:

Utilizing direct instruction on computation skills presented in DT 101:
Student measuring of angles (degrees) and mm (metric) during denture wax-up
Measuring required during processing and finishing of a complete denture

Communication
Hours: 31

Outcomes:

1. Wax-up €œideal€ and characterized complete dentures utilizing full balance.
2. Process a wax-up in denture acrylic, remount and finish.
3. Repair a broken denture.
4. Replace a broken tooth in a denture.

Activities:

Utilizing direct instruction on communicating with dental lab professionals through the use of inquiry and listening skills Students
discuss/query/clarify:
Demonstrations and following questions for complete denture wax-up
Demonstrations and questions relating to the processing of a complete denture.
Critique work.

Human Relations
Hours: 19

Outcomes:

1. Wax-up €œideal€ and characterized complete dentures utilizing full balance.
2. Process a wax-up in denture acrylic, remount and finish.
3. Repair a broken denture.
4. Replace a broken tooth in a denture.

Activities:

Observation of demonstrations followed by continuous interaction between students and instructor in order to trouble shoot, problem
solve and re-wax dentures to correct anomalies..
Continuous conferencing and follow-up during skill development and understanding of denture characterization utilizing technical and
professional interactions.
Understanding of individual patient characteristics and personality to achieve dentures that most appropriately meet each individuals needs.
Small group participation activities involving time management, shared space and equipment, team work and problem solving.