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Course Number:
DA 114
Course Title:
Clinical Procedures III
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
10
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Covers advanced concepts in the clinical aspect of dental assisting. Continues exploration of dental specialties, public health dentistry, and best practices management. Corequisites: DA 115.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Distinguish the various roles and responsibilities of auxiliary personnel as they relate to dental specialties.
  2. Describe the procedural steps utilizing correct armamentarium, instrumentation, and post-operative instructions for various dental specialties.
  3. Explain available oral health products for patients and their uses.
  4. Explain responsible, safe, and effective methods for the disposal of hazardous waste following best practices management. 
  5. Develop and present a community-based learning project focusing on oral health.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Complete textbook and classroom assignments
  • Demonstrate understanding through a final examination

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes:

  • Dental Assisting Clinical Duties
  • Professionalism
  • Communication

Concepts:

  • Public Health Dentistry 
  • Pediatric dentistry 
  • Removable Prosthodontics 
  • Oral health care products 
  • Fluoride
  • Hazardous waste 
  • EPA 
  • Best practices management 

Issues: 

  • Dental assisting clinical duties
  • Professionalism
  • Communication
  • Ethics

Skills:

  • Recognize the importance of the dental assistant's role during pediatric procedures
  • Identify pediatric dental procedures and patient cooperation techniques
  • Recognize the importance of public health dentistry on a local and global level
  • Communicate oral health care products
  • Recognize best practices management and safe disposal methods of dental waste
  • Recognize the impact of dental waste on the environment
  • Dental health aides