Feb 08, 2023
DHYG 437 Clinical Restorative Dentistry III (2 credits)
Prerequisite Current enrollment in Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene program.
Third in a series of three courses providing a culmination of the information and skills learned in didactic, pre-clinic and clinic settings from DHYG 277, 287, 317, 327, 407, 417, 427, and transferred to developing clinical restorative skills in the placement, carving and polishing of amalgam restorations and the placement and finishing of composite restorations on patients.
1. The student will continue development of all Student Outcomes from DHYG 277, 287, 317, 327, 407, 417 and specifically, 427, in a lab and clinical patient setting.
2. In a lab or clinic setting, accurately and consistently describe and perform techniques for multiple adjacent restorations.
3. In a lab or clinic setting, consistently describe, identify and/or demonstrate competent skills to a clinically acceptable level (the):
a. interpretation of a comprehensive health history, including a social, medical, medication, and dental history, and identify any alterations to care based on the interpretation.
b. organizational steps for implementation of restorative procedures and recording of restorative treatment provided to a patient.
b. self-directed learning by identifying personal learning needs, setting specific goals for clinical practice to improve skills and self-evaluate progress.
c. the application of proper care and maintenance of the dental unit and related equipment.
d. effective, appropriate and safe administration of local anesthetic agents employing pain control methods for any given restorative patient.
e. 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.
f. analysis of any given tooth prior to preparation for a restoration and identification of appropriate anatomy to correctly recreate the final restoration.
g. routine application of effective and correct isolation of teeth (a tooth) being treated as appropriate for any given restorative treatment plan.
4. 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 and:
a. the correct placement of appropriate base/liner/sealer materials under composite and amalgam restorations for any given restorative treatment plan.
b. the correct selection of composite resin material(s) and shade(s),
c. demonstrate correct placement of composite and amalgam restorative materials,
d. demonstrate correct carving, finishing and polishing of composite and amalgam restorative materials for any given restorative treatment plan.
e. reproduce the clinical functional anatomy with composite and amalgam restorative materials for any given restorative treatment plan.
f. 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.)
5. 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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