2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DHYG 287 Restorative Dentistry and Dental Materials II (3 credits)

Prerequisite Current enrollment in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene program.

Course Description
Develops foundational knowledge and skills in restorative dentistry for the expanded functions dental hygienist. Introduces the placement and finishing of dental amalgam restorations and composite restorations on the adult dentition.

Student Outcomes
1. In a lab setting, consistently describe, identify and/or demonstrate competent skills to a clinically acceptable level:
a. correct placement of various dental matricies and wedging systems associated with both composite and amalgam restorations,
b. the correct placement of liner and base materials currently used in best practices,
c. the correct placement, finishing, and polishing of Class I, II, III and V composite restorations as per current evidence-based best practices,
d. the correct placement and carving of Class I, II and V amalgam restorations as per current evidence-based best practices,
e. the correct principle and techniques for amalgam polish.

2. Accurately describe and compare the properties and manipulation of composite materials from early composites to the most current composites.
3. Accurately discuss the various properties and principles associated with manipulation of amalgam materials from early amalgams to the most currently used amalgams.
4. On a typodont, consistently apply principles of proper occlusal and proximal dental anatomy and the relationship occlusion has on the evaluation of restorations.
5. Correctly explain the potential hazards of dental mercury and the controversies associated with dental contamination.
6. In all settings, demonstrate professional communication skills using correct terminology and vocabulary necessary to discuss restorative procedures with patients, peers, and other health care professionals and health care teams to foster health and health behavior.

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