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Course Number:
DH 244
Course Title:
DH Restorative Dentistry IV
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Course Description

Continues clinical practice in restorative dentistry and associated procedures as allowed by the Oregon Board of Dentistry. Student will provide a variety of restorative experiences on patients at a developing skill level under direct/indirect supervision of clinic faculty. Prerequisites: DH 243. Audit available.

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

1. Place, finish, and polish of amalgam and composite restorations with developing level clinical competency.
2.Evaluate and adjust patient’s occlusion prior to patient dismissal.

Course Activities and Design

This 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 80%
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:
Demonstrate proper rubber dam, matrix band and wedging procedures.
Demonstrate knowledge in composite material and shade selection.
Demonstrate knowledge and placement ability in acid etch and dental bonding agents and procedures.
Correctly place bases, liners or varnishes as required.
Accurately place, carve, polish and finish amalgam and composite restorations.
Use proper handling procedures of hazardous waste.
Demonstrate occlusal evaluation and proper occlusal adjustment of each dental restoration placed.