Student Learning Outcomes
This course the student will be introduced to the different specialties in dentistry, specifically: endodontics, oral surgery, prosthodontics, periodontics, and pediatric dentistry. Through lecture and instrument identification, the student will become familiar with the procedures and instruments used in each specialty. Current concepts of chairside assisting in general dentistry as well as dental specialties are presented with emphasis on the utilization of the dental assistant.Student Learning Outcomes
- Explain the procedures performed within each specialty of dentistry and its relationship with general dentistry.
- Summarize the need for Pediatric dentistry relating to long term oral health of patients.
- Compare and contrast surgical and non-surgical procedures utilized in Periodontic dentistry.
- Categorize instruments utilized in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery.
- Justify endodontic treatment relating to overall health of the patient.
- Compare and contrast fixed and removable dental prosthetics.
- Demonstrate appropriate adaptation for patients with special needs.
- Demonstrate knowledge of dental procedures to be performed and prepare tray set-ups for the various procedures in each specialty.
- Select and arrange armamentarium necessary for treatment in restorative dentistry and dental specialties.
- Demonstrate job entry level competence using instrument transfer techniques while assisting for specific dental procedures.
- Demonstrate skills necessary to chart and record medical and dental histories.
- Apply patient management skills appropriate for the communication of pre-operative and post-operative instructions to patients.
- Apply infection control protocol and safety precautions during laboratory and clinical procedures according to regulating agencies.
- Utilize appropriate positioning for operator and assistant while performing dental procedures.
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