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CCOG for DA 112 Winter 2024

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Course Number:
DA 112
Course Title:
Clinical Procedures II
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
10
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Covers intermediate concepts of the clinical aspect of dental assisting duties and responsibilities. Introduces dental specialties and the dental assistant's role in the areas of periodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, prosthodontics, implants, and TMD. Introduces the community-based learning project. Corequisites: DA 113.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Identify the various dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association.
  2. Examine the various roles of auxiliary personnel as they relate to various dental specialties, therapies, and treatments.
  3. Recognize the procedural steps, armamentarium, instrumentation, and post-operative instructions for various dental specialties, therapies, and treatments.
  4. Recognize oral health needs of the community and create an awareness of the profession by development and implementation of a community-based learning project.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Complete textbook and classroom assignments
  • Demonstrate understanding through the completion of quizzes, midterm and final examination 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes:

  • Dental assisting clinical duties
  • Professionalism
  • Communication
  • Teamwork/collaboration

Concepts:

  • Periodontics 
  • Prosthodontics
  • Endodontics
  • Oral surgery  
  • Implant procedures
  • TMD prevention and treatments 
  • Sutures 
  • Legal dental assisting duties pertaining to dental specialties 
  • Dental specialty procedural steps 
  • Dental specialty instruments and armamentarium 
  • Dental specialty post-operative instruction 
  • Alveolitis
  • Community-based learning in the area of public oral health

Issues: 

  • Time management
  • Organization

Skills:

  • Name and explain each dental specialty recognized by the ADA 
  • Identify the importance of the dental assistant's role during dental specialty procedures 
  • Recognize the steps in suture preparation, placement, and removal 
  • Explain the procedural steps of each dental specialty 
  • Identify dental specialty instruments 
  • List dental specialty post operative instructions 
  • Explain alveolitis including prevention and treatment 
  • Construct, collaborate and deliver a presentation to the community on oral health