Feb 08, 2023
DHYG 417 Clinical Restorative Dentistry I (2 credits)
Prerequisite Current enrollment in Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene program.
First in a series of three courses providing a culmination of the information and skills learned in didactic, lab and clinic settings from DHYG 277, 287, 317, 327 and 407, and transferred to beginning clinical restorative skills in the placement, carving and polishing of amalgam restorations and the placement and finishing of composite restorations on patients.
1. In a lab setting, consistently describe, identify and/or demonstrate competent skills to a clinically acceptable level all Student Outcomes in the dental hygiene curriculum associated with the safe, legal and ethical practice of dental hygiene in providing patient care are to be applied accurately and consistently in the restorative clinic setting.
2. In a lab or clinic setting using patients, consistently describe, identify and/or demonstrate competent skills to a clinically acceptable level:
a. interpreting a comprehensive health history, including a social, medical, medication, and dental history, and identify any alterations to care based on the interpretation.
b. organizing steps for implementation of restorative procedures and record restorative treatment provided to a patient.
c. self-directed learning by identifying personal learning needs, setting specific goals for clinical practice to improve skills and self-evaluate progress.
d. the application of proper care and maintenance of the dental unit and related equipment.
e. for effective, appropriate and safe local anesthetic agents and employ pain control methods for any given clinical restorative patient.
f. ethical and professional behaviors consistent with a dental hygiene professional, and in compliance with the policies and procedures detailed in the Pierce College Student Handbook, the Pierce College Dental Hygiene Program and Clinic Policies, and the American Dental Hygiene Associations’ Code of Ethics.
g. in analyzing any given tooth prior to preparation for a restoration and identify appropriate anatomy to correctly recreate in the final restoration.
h. in routinely applying effective and correct isolation of tooth (teeth) being treated as appropriate for any given restorative treatment plan.
3. In a restorative clinic setting, accurately and consistently demonstrate correct selection and placement of matrix bands and devices for composite and amalgam restorations for any given restorative treatment plan.
a. the correct placement of appropriate base/liner/sealer materials under composite and amalgam restorations for any given restorative treatment plan.
b. the selection of appropriate composite resin material(s) and shade(s), demonstrate correct placement of composite and amalgam restorative materials, and demonstrate correct carving, finishing and polishing of composite and amalgam restorative materials for any given restorative treatment plan.
c. reproduction of clinical functional anatomy with composite and amalgam restorative materials for any given restorative treatment plan.
d. self-assess your application of restorative care, using principles of acceptable restorative techniques, occlusion principles, and properties of a restorative filling for the respective material used, to ensure quality, evidence-based treatment and documentation to assess whether you and your healthcare team rendered quality patient care. (Quality patient care parameters will vary from patient to patient.)
4. In a restorative clinic setting, demonstrate professional communication skills using correct terminology and vocabulary necessary to discuss the oral health treatment plan and procedures with patients, peers, and other health care professionals and healthcare teams to foster health and healthy behaviors.
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