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Course Number:
DA 118
Course Title:
Expanded Duties I
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
20
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Covers clinical training and practical experience in expanded functions dental assisting duties as allowed by the Oregon Dental Practice Act. Focuses on the rationale and procedures for coronal polishing, amalgam and composite finishing/polishing, fluoride application, retraction cord placement, and pit and fissure sealant placement.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Perform coronal polishing using correct and safe technique and positioning.
  2. Demonstrate amalgam and composite finishing and polishing using correct and safe techniques.
  3. Apply fluoride using correct and safe techniques.
  4. Demonstrate placement of retraction cord using correct and safe techniques. 
  5. Demonstrate sealant preparation and placement using correct and safe techniques. 

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Outcomes Assessment Strategies:

  • Complete clinic worksheets and assignments
  • Complete quizzes
  • Complete practice chart assignments
  • Complete clinic competencies
  • Complete course final

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes:

  • Dental assisting clinical duties
  • Professionalism
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Legal & ethical standards

Concepts:

  • Division 42 of the Oregon Practice Act
  • Armamentarium
  • Industry-standard documentation 
  • Fulcrum
  • Tooth surfaces
  • Indirect vision
  • Ergonomic positioning
  • Handpiece operation
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Indications and contraindications for sealant placement, cord placement, margination and polishing of dental composites and amalgam
  • Post-operative instruction
  • Restoration finishing
  • Restoration polishing
  • Margination
  • Retraction cord placement
  • Sealant procedure

Issues: 

  • Time management
  • Organization
  • Self-direction
  • Safety

Skills:

  • Coronal polish on a manikin and a patient
  • Perform amalgam and composite polishing on typodont tooth
  • Apply fluoride on a manikin and on a patient
  • Perform sealant placement on manikin tooth and on a patient
  • Place retraction cord on typodont tooth chairside

Related Instruction

Communication
Hours: 6

  • Perform coronal polishing using correct and safe technique and positioning
  • Apply fluoride using correct and safe techniques
  • Demonstrate sealant preparation using correct and safe techniques

Communicate with the patient while providing coronal polishing and fluoride treatment on a co-student's teeth, utilizing patient management and inquiry and listening communication skills. Communicate with co-student and/or patient about procedure and post operative instructions while providing sealant placement. 

Human Relations
Hours: 3

  • Perform coronal polishing using correct and safe technique and positioning
  • Apply fluoride using correct and safe techniques

Students work with/on each other to practice and complete coronal polishing and fluoride treatment procedures accounting for differences in individual patients.