- Group discussion
- Case studies
- Guest Lecturers
- Audio-visual materials
- Field experience
- Practice models
- Practice standards
- Scope of practice
- Code of ethics
- Responsibility to patient
- Responsibility to practice
- Responsibility to self
- Ethical decision-making models
- Direct Patient Care
- Coronal polish
- Application of anticariogenic agents
- Application of fissure sealants
- Application of desensitizing agents
- Application of fluoride
- Oral Pathology
- Soft tissue
- Teeth and bone
- Emergency Care Procedures
- Management of dental emergencies
- Occupational hazards
- Dental office emergency kit
The learning outcomes are based on the Curriculum Guide 2001 Education of Certified Dental Assistants in British Columbia developed for the Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology and the Centre for Curriculum, Transfer and Technology, February 2001.
Upon successful completion of CHDA 1214 the student will be able to:
- relate ethical conduct to practice, patient and self.
- understand assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of direct patient care procedures and responsibilities of a Level II Certified Dental Assistant.
- recognize and describe common oral pathology.
- describe the responsibilities of a Level II Certified Dental Assistant in emergency situations.
Course evaluation is based on course objectives, and is consistent with Douglas College Evaluation Policies. An evaluation schedule is presented to the students at the beginning of the course.
A minimum mark of 65% is required to be successful in the course.
Outlines of evaluation may be subject to change.
A list of required and optional textbooks and materials is provided for students at the beginning of each semester.