DEN 110 W - Dental Materials
Composition, chemical and physical properties and use of materials in dental laboratory and operatory will be covered. Laboratory sessions will provide experience in performing common dental laboratory procedures including their clinical application of expanded functions. In addition, the laboratory allows for the manipulation of dental materials.
Prior or Concurrent: DEN 102 Dental Hygiene II, DEN 106 Clinical Dental Radiography, DEN 107 Introduction to Periodontology
1 Class Hour, 3 Laboratory Hours
This course is designated as a writing emphasis course.
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Be familiar with and able to competently use several common dental materials.
2. Identify which of those comprehensive services that may be performed by a registered dental hygienist in the State of New York.
3. Demonstrate the proper procedures for taking alginate impressions, pouring alginate impressions, fabricating a sports mouthguard, amalgam polishing, placing periodontal packing, placing and removing a rubber dam, suture removal, selecting and pre-fitting orthodontic bands and removing arch wires.
4. Apply proper infection control protocol to all aspects of dental laboratory and clinical procedures.
Intended Learning Outcome:
At the completion of this course, the student should be familiar with and be able to use several common dental materials to lab competency. This course will provide the student with a comprehensive knowledge base of the various properties and types of dental materials, particularly those used in the practice of dental hygiene. In addition, this course will prepare the student to be able to write effectively and professionally and to become an effective team player with excellent communication skills. The student will learn to recognize and manipulate several dental materials as well as to perform those functions that are deemed duties of the dental hygienist in New York State so the he/she may practice within the full scope of licensure in private practice.
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