Mar 20, 2023  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

DAST-131 Operative Techniques Bridge Externship

Credits 6 / 1 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Division signature is required for registration; Program Eligibility Requirements; 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-131C. Pre- or Co-requisite: DAST-120, DAST-121, DAST-122, DAST-123, DAST-124, DAST-125 and DHDA-114. NOTE: Student must have reliable transportation to dental offices and child care services where appropriate.
A clinical setting in assigned dental offices in order to further practice skills learned in the fall capstone course and winter semesters, plus a seminar session.  The seminar will be conducted weekly with students to discuss the clinical extern experiences.  Students must come prepared each week to share positive dental office experiences using class participation.

Course Outcomes
  • Assist the dentist with a variety of restorative procedures
  • Assist the dentist with a variety of procedures in the dental specialties
  • Perform a variety of expanded functions on patients, including placement and removal of dental dam, fabrication, cementation and removal of provisional restorations, removal of sutures, placing and carving amalgam restorations, placing and finishing class I composite restorations, packing retraction cord, and taking final impressions.
  • Perform a variety of patient care services, including patient data gathering, alginate impressions, patient preparation and education, and postoperative care.
  • Perform a variety of preventive services, including topical fluoride application and placement of pit and fissure sealants.
  • Expose, process and mount intraoral and extraoral radiographs and digital imaging.  Each student must complete at least two acceptable (minimum proficiency level of 85%) complete series of radiographs or digital images during the externship rotation, for DAST 131 credit.
  • Perform a variety of infection control procedures, following proper disinfection and sterilization protocol and use of personal protective equipment
  • Perform a variety of laboratory skills
  • Perform a variety of business office skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to relay to patient pre and post-operative instructions
  • Demonstrate the use of acceptable professional standards regarding clinical attire, personal grooming, and communication with dental office staff and patients, work ethics and attendance.