Jul 15, 2024  
2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

DAST-123 Advanced Clinical Procedures

Credits 2 / 4 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Division signature is required for registration. Placement into College Level Reading, completion of ELAP-120 with a 2.0 or higher, or successful completion of ACRD-090, ACRD-091 or ACRD-092; DAST-110 , DAST-111 , DAST-112 , DAST-113 , DAST-115 , DAST-116  and DAST-117 . Co-requisite: DAST-120 , DAST-121 , DAST-122 , DAST-124 , DAST-125 , DAST-126  and DHDA-114 .
This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to practice expanded duty functions on patients in the clinical setting. These duties include oral examinations oral hygiene instructions topical fluoride application alignate impressions selective coronal polishing rubber dam applications and application of pit and fissure sealants.

Course Outcomes
1. Demonstrate and maintain aseptic techniques by proper use of PPE and other infection control procedures 2. Utilize dental equipment properly for the needs and safety of the patient and dental team 3. Obtain complete medical and dental health histories on all patients 4. Record patient’s vital signs, including blood pressure and pulse 5. Examine clinically the face and neck region of the patients, and properly document conditions onto the dental chart 6.  Chart conditions of the soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity, including restorations, fixed and removable appliances, and record classification of occlusion on all patients 7.  Demonstrate on patients, competence in providing proper disclosing, tooth brushing, and flossing techniques, providing other information necessary as deemed appropriate to the patient’s oral hygiene condition 8.  Demonstrate on patients, the process of obtaining maxillary and mandibular alginate impressions 9. Demonstrate on patients, the simulated application of topical fluoride, using two different techniques 10. Demonstrate on patients, the proper placement, inversion, and removal of dental dam 11. Demonstrate on patients, the proper use of a slow-speed handpiece during the selective coronal polishing procedure 12. Demonstrate on patients, the correct placement of pit and fissure sealant.