DENT 53 Introduction to Chairside Assisting (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
PREREQ.: Completion/concurrent enrollment in DENT 51
, 55A and 62 COREQ: DENT 52
Instruction in the role of the chairside assistant, preparing the patient for dental treatment, positioning of the patient, operator and assistant for four-handed dentistry, preparation and placement of topical anesthetic agents, selection/preparation of local anesthetic agents, placement and removal of rubber dams, oral evacuation and retraction;instrument identification and grasps/transfers/triplex syringe/HVE usage, handpiece and equipment maintenance, hand and rotary instrument identification, placement and removal of matrix retainers, placement of sedative restorations. Amalgam, composite, fixed crown and bridge and endodontic instruments, tray set ups and procedures. Fabrication of aluminum and acrylic temporary crowns. Lab fee is required.
Offered Fall semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Perform chairside procedures and techniques adhering to State and Federal laws, recommendations, and regulations in the management of patient care.
- Outcome 2: Demonstrate Standard Precautions and proper utilization of PPE in every dental situation.