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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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DENA 1062 - Dental Assisting Advanced Functions II

Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course is a continuation of the Dental Assisting Advanced Functions I. Topics include coronal polish/stain removal, fluoride application, and application of pit and fissure sealants. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): DENA 1020 , DENA 1031 , DENA 1041 , DENA 1042 , and DENA 1050 .
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Assistant’s role in application of sealants, fluoride, and coronal polish
  2. Commercial sealant products and effectiveness
  3. Disease protection protocol including MSDS and hazardous waste information
  4. Fluoride procedure and armamentarium
  5. Mechanical polishing of teeth procedure and armamentarium
  6. Patient advantages for coronal polish and stain removal
  7. Perform sealants, fluoride, and coronal polish on patients for evaluation
  8. Pit and fissure sealants procedure and armamentarium
  9. Practice and perform sealants, fluoride, and coronal polish on typodonts
  10. Sealant clinical indications/contraindications
  11. Stain types and abrasive agents

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Describe mechanical polishing with stain identification and stain removal.
  2. Determine appropriate fluoride techniques.
  3. Determine appropriate sealant techniques.
  4. Recognize correct armamentarium.
  5. Adhere to aseptic technique guidelines.
  6. Demonstrate coronal polish, fluoride application, and sealant placement.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of safe handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste.
  8. Describe fluoride and its uses.
  9. Define pit and fissure sealants

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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