SRJC Course Outlines

12/7/2023 3:28:44 PMDH 76 Course Outline as of Fall 2011

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DH 76Title:  DENT MATRLS FOR DENT HYG  
Full Title:  Dental Materials for the Dental Hygienist
Last Reviewed:11/28/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled3.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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The study of the science and use of dental materials, where students will gain knowledge of the basic science, behavior, and manipulation of dental materials in a framework that enables adaptation to the rapidly evolving array of new dental materials and techniques in the professional arena.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of DH 70 and DH 71A


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
Acceptance to Allied Dental Program

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
The study of the science and use of dental materials, where students will gain knowledge of the basic science, behavior, and manipulation of dental materials in a framework that enables adaptation to the rapidly evolving array of new dental materials and techniques in the professional arena.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of DH 70 and DH 71A
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:Acceptance to Allied Dental Program
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1999Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Describe the characteristics of dental materials related to: classes of dental materials, structure, physical characteristics, mechanical characteristics, and biologic characteristics.
2. Identify dental (restoration/prosthesis) examples of each type of class of material.
3. Assess specific materials by comparing the actual characteristics to the ideal characteristics for materials to be used within the mouth to repair or replace oral tissues.
4. Perform the steps necessary to place either a light-curing or self-curing sealant when presented with a client who has explorer-detectable deep pits and fissures.
5. Identify the technique steps and associated rationales for amalgam finishing and polishing.
6. Describe the clinical technique for the appropriate handling and manipulation of an alginate impression material proportioning, mixing, placement and removal of tray from mouth, pouring and separation of the cast.
7. Compare the composition and properties of the materials used as luting cements.
8. Describe the procedure for placement and finishing of a temporary or interim restoration.

Topics and Scope
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1. Characteristics and classification of dental materials
      a. metals
                    I.   amalgam
                    II.  gold crown
                    III. gold inlay/onlay
                    VI. bridge gold/porcelain/fused-to-metal
      b. ceramics
                     I.  porcelain cast ceramic onlay
                     II. cast ceramic crown
      c. polymers
                I.   dentures
                II   temporary acrylic bridge
                III. pit and fissure sealant
                VI. esthetic composite restoration
2. Structure of materials
      a. bonding
      b. atomic arrangements
3. Physical characteristics
      a. thermal and electrical properties
      b. solubility and absorption
      c. adhesion
      d. color and esthetics
      e. corrosion
4. Mechanical characteristics
      a. types of forces
      b. stress and strain
      c. other properties
5. Biologic characteristics
6. Characteristics of the ideal dental material
      a. biocompatible
      b. stable
      c. minimal thermal and electrical conductivity
      d. esthetic
      e. easy to manipulate
      f.  adhere to tissues
      g. tasteless and odorless
      h. cleanable/repairable
      i.  cost effective
7. Considerations related to health and safety issues
      a. Occupational Safety Hazard Association (OSHA) communication standards
      b. prevention of disease transmission protocols for related client care procedures
      c. protection of the environment--disposal of hazardous materials
8.  Sealant types
      a. application principles and methods
      b. tooth selection
      c. comparison of sealant systems
      d. applying sealants
                 I.   equipment
                 II.  operational equipment dependent on sealant system
                 III. infection control protocol
9. Sealent techniques
      a. extrinsic stain and plaque removal
      b. isolation and drying
      c. acid conditioning
      d. sealant placement
      e. post application inspection
      f.  retention
      g. follow-up evaluation
10. Amalgam
      a. uses
      b. mixing and handling
      c. setting reaction
      d. characteristics and properties
      e. clinical success
      f.  finishing procedures
      g. factors affecting finishing
      h. polishing
                 I.  composition of abrasives
                 II. prophylaxis pastes, dentifrices and denture cleansers
      i.  margination
      j.  infection control protocol for finishing and polishing amalgam restorations
11. Impression materials
      a. uses in dentistry
      b. composition
                  I.   inelastic materials
                  II.  elastic materials/hydrocolloid
                  III. reversible hydrocolloid (agar)
      c. irreversible hydrocolloid (alginate)
                   I.  equipment
                   II. proportioning
      d. mixing
      e. filling tray and taking impression
      f.  clean-up and disinfection
      g. infection control protocol
12. Cements
      a. uses
      b. types
      c. handling and placement
      d. characteristics
      e. infection control protocols
13.Temporary restorative
      a. uses of temporary restoratives in dental and dental hygiene
      b. types of temporary restorations
               I.   zinc oxide eugenol
               II.  acrylic
               III. aluminum crowns
      c. single tooth temporary      
      d. infection control protocol

Assignments:
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1. Laboratory projects (4-8)
2. Written exams (5-10)
3. Midterm
4. Final exam
5. Performance exams (3-5)

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 60%
Class performances and performance exams.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Quizzes, midterm and final: Multiple choice, case studies, and true/false
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Clinical Applications for Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists, Hatrick, C., Eakle, Bird, D., 2nd Ed., 2010
Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist,  Wilkins, E., Lippincott, Williams, Wilkins, 10th Ed., 2010
Modern Dental Assisting, Torres, Ehrlich, Bird and Robinson, 10th Ed., W.B. Saunders, 2011

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