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2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

DAST-117C Operative Techniques I Clinic

Credits 0 / 4 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into ENGL-100 (ACSR-100), completion of ELAP-120 with a 2.0, or completion of RDNG-030, ACLT-075 or ACLT-076. Co-requisite: DAST-117 and DAST-117L.
The clinical portion of DAST-117  Operative Techniques I

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course by following a routine procedure that meets stated protocols, the student will demonstrate competency and complete in the clinical setting:

Disinfection and Sterilization

  • the process of cleaning and disinfecting a treatment room.
  • the process of pre-cleaning contaminated dental instruments.
  • the process of preparing instruments for sterilization in an autoclave, chemiclave, and dry heat sterilizer.  
  • steps necessary to effectively use the autoclave, chemiclave, and dry heat sterilizer.

Moisture Control Techniques

  • the grasps and proper positioning of the dental assistant when using the high volume oral evacuator tip.
  • the placement of an evacuator tip for any given operative site.
  • the procedure used in complete mouth rinse.
  • the use of the AWS syringe in maintaining a clear operating field.
  • the routine care of the HVE system.
  • the dental dam and its use in moisture control.
  • the step-by-step procedure in dental dam isolation.

Oral Diagnosis and Prevention

  • an intraoral examination.
  • an extra-oral examination.
  • charting a dental examination utilizing common abbreviations and symbols.
  • the step-by-step procedure for oral hygiene instruction in the clinical setting.

Operative Techniques Summary

  • a videotape of various chairside assisting aspects according to distributed criteria.