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

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DHYG 327 Restorative Dentistry II (1.5 credits)

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

Course Description
Development of advanced techniques in the placement, carving and polishing of dental amalgam restorations on the adult dentition and introductory techniques for the primary dentition, the placement, finishing and polishing of composite restorations on the adult dentition, and dental restorative theories related to advanced techniques and procedures of dentistry.

Student Outcomes
1. Describe the various materials used in the fabrication of provisional (temporary) restorations for the protection of crown preparations, including stainless steel crowns (SSC) for pediatric dentistry.
2. Identify the features of a clinically acceptable and functional provisional restoration.
3. In a lab setting, consistently describe, identify and/or demonstrate competent skills to a clinically acceptable level for:
a. The construction of provisional restorations and SSCs for pediatric dentistry.
b. The placement of dental dams using alternative and advanced techniques.
c. The placement of retraction cord in preparation for Class V restorations, and in the preparation for crown and bridge impressions.
d. The placement and carving of amalgam restorations and the placement, finishing and polishing of composite restorations on the adult dentition.
e. The placement, carving and finishing of amalgam and compomer restorations for the primary dentition.
4. Demonstrate the various methods used for accurate vitality testing results.
5. Accurately describe and demonstrate the various methods and materials used for gingival retraction.
6. Discuss the uses of, risks and indication for hemostatic agents.
7. Describe the appropriate interview questions and procedures regarding the investigation of a patient’s dental pain complaint.
8. Describe, using correct terminology, the principles of endodontic diagnosis.
9. Complete the “Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary- Final Impressions” Continuing Education Course
10. In all settings, demonstrate professional, compassionate 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 good oral health and healthy behaviors.

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