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Dental Assisting Theory

Faculty
Health Sciences
Department
Dental Assisting
Course Code
CHDA 1216
Credits
1.50
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
30
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Field Experience
Typically Offered
Winter

Overview

Course Description
This course will provide the learner with the skills, knowledge, and values necessary for the dental assistant’s role in basic restorative and specialty procedures. This will include an emphasis on the clinical uses and handling of dental materials.
Course Content
  1. Basic Restorative Procedures
    • Principles of cavity preparation
    • Treatment liners
    • Matrices and wedges
    • Amalgam restorations
    • Bonded amalgam restorations
    • Retention pins
    • Composite restorations
    • Dentin bonding systems
    • Future trends
  2. Endodontic Procedures
    • Endodontic diagnosis
    • Instrumentation
    • Canal access
    • Canal instrumentation
    • Irrigation techniques
    • Canal obturation
    • Surgical endodontics
    • Emergency procedures
    • Future trends
  3. Prosthodontic Procedures
    • Fixed prosthesis
    • Taking a facebow record/transfer
    • Types of cast restorations
    • Materials for cast restorations
    • Preparation and placement of cast restorations
    • Composite core build-up
    • Gingival retraction cord
    • Provisional coverage
    • Removable prosthesis
    • Role of Dental Laboratory Technician
    • Future trends
  4. Oral Surgery Procedures
    • Indications / contraindications
    • Instrumentation
    • Chain of asepsis
    • Role of assistant
    • Complex extractions
    • Pre- and post-operative patient care
    • Dental implants
  5. Pedodontic Procedures
    • Patient management
    • Stainless steel crowns
    • Pulpal therapy
    • Traumatic injuries
  6. Orthodontic Procedures
    • Indications / contraindications
    • Factors affecting malocclusion
    • Phases of orthodontic treatment
    • Principle of tooth movement
    • Records and treatment planning
    • Instrumentation
    • Oral hygiene and dietary instruction
  7. Periodontic Procedures
    • Indications for treatment
    • Surgical procedures
    • Suture and surgical/perio pack removal
    • Oral hygiene and dietary instruction
  8. Dental Materials
    • General characteristics of dental materials
    • Bonding
    • Dental cements
    • Cavity liners
    • Composite restorative material
    • Amalgam restorative material
    • Impression materials
    • Gypsum products
    • Future trends
Methods Of Instruction
  • Lecture
  • Class discussion
  • Audio-visual materials
  • Computer assisted instruction
  • Field experience
Means of Assessment

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.

Learning Outcomes

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 1216 the student will be able to:

  1. apply dental assisting concepts, principles and procedures to basic restorative procedures.
  2. apply dental assisting concepts, principles and procedures to endodontic procedures.
  3. apply dental assisting concepts, principles and procedures to prosthodontic procedures.
  4. apply dental assisting concepts, principles and procedures to oral surgery procedures.
  5. apply dental assisting concepts, principles and procedures to pedodontic procedures.
  6. apply dental assisting concepts, principles and procedures to orthodontic procedures.
  7. apply dental assisting concepts, principles and procedures to periodontic procedures.
  8. compare dental materials used in basic restorative and specialty procedures.
Textbook Materials

A list of required and optional textbooks and materials is provided for students at the beginning of each semester.

Requisites

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.