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

Course Description

Covers intermediate clinical training and practical experience in general dentistry and dental assisting duties and responsibilities. Introduces dental specialties such as periodontics, oral surgery, and periodontal surgery. Provides an opportunity to gain chairside dental assisting experiences through clinical rotations at OHSU and PCC Dental Clinic. Introduces electronic records and dental software. Corequisites: DA 112.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Perform, at an intermediate level, dental assisting chairside duties while demonstrating professionalism, safety, and the ability to anticipate the needs of the operator.
  2. Demonstrate the various instruments and instrument grasps that relate to dental specialties.
  3. Demonstrate the procedural steps, armamentarium, instrumentation, and post-operative instructions for various dental specialties.
  4. Demonstrate competence in dental charting.
  5. Demonstrate professionalism towards patients, students, dentists, and staff while assisting at OHSU.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Complete clinic objectives and assignments
  • Complete clinic activities
  • Complete practice chart assignments and exercises
  • Complete OHSU portfolio project
  • Complete outside assignments (dental office observation)
  • Complete clinic final

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes:

  • Dental Assisting Clinical Duties
  • Professionalism
  • Communication
  • Teamwork

Concepts:

  • OSHA Universal Precautions
  • BBP Standards
  • Anticipation of dentist's needs
  • Armamentarium 
  • Four-handed dentistry 
  • Dental dam 
  • Patient management 
  • Periodontal procedures and steps 
  • Endodontic procedures and steps
  • Vitality testing methods 
  • Oral surgery procedures and steps 
  • Dental specialty instruments and armamentarium 
  • Instrument grasps 
  • Dental specialty post operative instruction 
  • Topical anesthetic 
  • Intraoral landmarks 
  • Oral health instructions

Issues: 

  • Time management
  • Organization
  • Self-direction
  • Safety

Skills:

  • Anticipate the needs of the operator while assisting chairside
  • Pass instruments while utilizing safe practices 
  • Correctly mix, load, and seat an alginate impression tray
  • Prepare a nitrous oxide/oxygen unit for use 
  • Document exam findings, health history updates, vitals, and services rendered
  • Preparation, application, and removal of dental dam
  • Demonstrate proper instrument grasps and transfers as it relates to dental specialty instruments
  • Identify specialty instruments
  • Place dental specialty procedural steps in order
  • Recognize armamentarium used for each specialty procedure
  • Accurately state post operative instructions for the various dental specialties
  • Place topical anesthetic by the accurate intraoral landmark for the type of injection being given 
  • Document patient chart using industry standard dental software

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 3

  • Perform, at an intermediate level, dental assisting chairside duties while demonstrating professionalism, safety, and the ability to anticipate the needs of the operator
  • Demonstrate competence in electronic dental charting

  • Perform intermediate chairside activities with dental students at OHSU, which includes: measuring and mixing materials and calculating patient's pulse and respirations
  • Perform electronic dental charting on PCC clinic patients

Communication
Hours: 15

  • Perform, at an intermediate-level, dental assisting chairside duties while demonstrating professionalism, safety, and the ability to anticipate the needs of the operator
  • Demonstrate the procedural steps, armamentarium, instrumentation, and post operative instructions for various dental specialties
  • Demonstrate professionalism towards patients, students, dentists, and staff while assisting at OHSU

  • Communicate in a professional manner before, during, and after all procedures performed in the clinic and at OHSU dental school
  • Communicate with instructors in a professional manner during all interactions between the student and the instructor
  • Verbalize the procedural steps, armamentarium, instrumentation, and post operative instructions for various dental specialties