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Course Number:
DH 243
Course Title:
Dental Hygiene Restorative Clinic II
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Course Description

Introduces dental hygiene clinical practice in restorative dentistry and associated procedures as allowed by the Oregon Board of Dentistry. Provides opportunity to perform a variety of restorative services to patients at an introductory skill level under direct supervision of clinic faculty. Offers opportunity to continue skill development with restorative procedures in a laboratory setting. Prerequisites: DH 240, DH 241. Prerequisites/concurrent: DH 242.

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 Restorative Board and apply for license endorsement with the State Board of Dentistry.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. Perform chairside assisting duties during restorative procedures at an introductory level.
  2. Demonstrate obtaining informed consent with patients at an introductory level.
  3. Apply pain management techniques needed for restorative procedures.
  4. Demonstrate placement, finishing and polishing of permanent, temporary, and therapeutic restorations depending on patient need at an introductory level clinical competency as directed by a dentist.
  5. Evaluate and adjust the patient's occlusion prior to final restoration evaluation by attending dentist.

Course Activities and Design

This course is a clinical course offered in the PCC Dental Clinic.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

1. Skill assessment on each step of restoration placement and final quality of finished restoration. Student must meet minimum standard of 75%.
2. Student self-assessment and reflection each clinic period.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Concepts, Themes and Issues:
Management of restorative dentistry
Patient Care
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Team Building
Competencies and Skills:
Demonstrates proper rubber dam, matrix band and wedge placement
Demonstrate knowledge in composite and shade selection and acid etch and dental bonding procedures.
Accurately places bases, liners or varnishes as required.
Correctly places, carves, polishes and finishes amalgam and composite restorations on patients.
Evaluate and adjust occlusion for each restoration placed.
Uses proper handling of hazardous waste.