2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Mar 20, 2023  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DHYG 407 Restorative Dentistry III (1.5 credits)

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

Course Description
Continued development of advanced techniques in the placement, carving and polishing of dental amalgam restorations and composite restorations on the adult dentition. Introduction of dental restorative theories related to advanced techniques and procedures of modern dental materials. A basic overview of endodontics and vitality testing included as part of assessing a patient’s pain complaint.

Student Outcomes
1. In a lab setting, consistently describe, identify and/or demonstrate competent skills to a clinical acceptable level for:
a. advanced placement and carving (specifically adjacent proximal restorations) of amalgam and composite restorations.
b. placement of various alternative matrix systems available for composite and amalgam restorations.
c. the correct use of overhang removal systems (hand instrument, mechanical finishing/polishing instrument, high speed handpieces) for the various classifications of dental restoration overhangs.
d. accurate shade selection and layering techniques to enhance the esthetic appearance of composite restorations.
e. placement of various dental bonding agents.
f. placement of Class IV restorations using a celluloid form or free hand method.
g. self-assessment of restorative application/lab outcomes using the current licensing examination standards and best practices.
2. Describe and discuss the rationale for restorative treatment sequencing and planning using and considering all variables and restorative procedures.
3. Accurately describe the placement techniques for: a) composite veneers; b) diastema closure; and c) Class IV composite restorations and procedures.
4. Correctly describe the usage, history and theories of various dental bonding agents used under composite and amalgam restorations.
5. Discuss and compare the rationale of various matrix systems as they relate to tooth position, arch location, depth and breadth of tooth preparation, and restorative material.
6. In all setting, 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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