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Course Number:
DH 240
Course Title:
Dental Hygiene Restorative Theory I
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Course Description

Introduces restorative dentistry procedures, theory, and philosophy in preparation for developing introductory skills prior to restorative care with patients. Expands upon previous knowledge introduced in dental anatomy, cariology, and dental materials with a focus on biomaterials, techniques, and procedures used in restorative dentistry and caries management. Prerequisites: DH 110, DH 113, DH 230. Prerequisites/concurrent: DH 241.

Addendum to Course Description

This course is part of the restorative curriculum approved by the Oregon Board of Dentistry. Completion of the full restorative certificate allows students to sit for the Western Regional Examining Board Restorative Exam and apply for license endorsement with the State Board of Dentistry.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Identify restorative instruments and explain when each is used.
  2. Explain the rationale and process for placement of restorative materials, including uses of liners, bases, and caries management materials used with restorative procedures at an introductory level.
  3. Explain the cavity preparation process and how it differs with each dental restorative material.
  4. Identify different matrix systems used in restorative dentistry and explain when each is used.
  5. Identify different types of dental burs used in a variety of restorative procedures and their proper use, maintenance, and care.
  6. Identify the different types of handpieces used in restorative dentistry and their proper use, maintenance, and care.

Course Activities and Design

This course will be offered in lecture/lab format. Demonstrations, audio-visual aids, handout materials and lab practice on manikins and student partners will occur.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Lecture; Weekly quizzes and final exam.
Laboratory: A series of skill assessments in the clinic setting.
Students will demonstrate competencies in rubber dam placement and removal, high speed evacuation, bur and instrument identification and transfer, placement of a matrix and wedging, placement of a dental sealant using acid etch techniques.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Concepts, Themes and Skills:
Management of four-handed dentistry
Patient Care
Critical Thinking
Team Building
Competencies and Skills:
Demonstrate rubber dam placement and removal, including rubber dam punching and clamp placement, on a dental manikin and student partner.
Demonstrate high speed evacuation on a maniking and fellow student.
Name and identify burs and instruments used in restorative dentistry and demonstrate transfer at chairside.
Place matrix and wedging after placement of a rubber dam on a manikin and fellow student.
Understand the properties and manipulation of dental sealants and apply sealants in the preclinical and clinical setting.
Demonstrate competence in assisting during restorative procedures.