Student Learning Outcomes
This course is an introduction to expanded functions that are delegated to the licensed dental assistant in the State of Minnesota. The course combines lecture, laboratory and clinical instruction and experience performing functions according to predetermined criteria utilizing typodonts, manikins and classmates. Infection control, safety and proper patient management will be reviewed.Student Learning Outcomes
- Describe benefits, types and characteristics of topical fluoride and demonstrate various methods of application.
- Recognize supporting structures of the oral cavity and demonstrate proper sizing, loading and seating of the tray while taking an alginate impression and appropriate bite registrations.
- Identify the procedural steps in preparing a dental dam and demonstrate the steps in applying and removing the dental dam.
- Assess the purpose and action of topical medications and demonstrate the application technique as prescribed.
- Describe classifications, examples, distribution and the removal process or treatment (including bleaching techniques) of common stains seen in a patients oral cavity.
- Defend indications and contraindications for the use of pits and fissure sealants and demonstrate procedural steps in etching appropriate surfaces and applying sealants.
- Identify instruments, supplies and equipment and prepare tray set-ups associated with performing designated expanded functions.
- Demonstrate competence in preclinical and clinical levels as indicated by the Minnesota Board of Dentistry in the procedural steps of expanded functions covered in this course.
- Demonstrate infection control protocols and safety precautions during laboratory and clinical procedures.
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