Expanded Functions Technique Refresher

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Course Number: CE 0043
Course Name: Expanded Functions Technique Refresher (does not include nitrous oxide or radiology)
Contact Hours: 8.0
CEUs: .8
Location:  
Prerequisite(s): None
Course Type: Lecture, discussion and hands-on clinical

Course Description:

This course will provide licensed dental assistants with a thorough review on expanded functions including mechanical polish, alginate impressions, cement removal, vital signs, topical placement, and fluoride treatments in both a lecture setting and in clinic. Each student will bring a qualified patient to perform these functions on after a review has taken place.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of mechanical polish, alginate impressions, cement removal, vital signs, topical placement, and fluoride treatments.
  2. Have the ability to perform procedures, including mechanical polish, alginate impressions, cement removal, vital signs, topical placement, and fluoride treatments, on patients.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of infection control practices when working on patients.

Required Texts or other supplemental materials:

Lecture and lab materials will be provided for students.

Grading:

Pass/fail. The student will receive a certificate upon completion of coursework.

Topical Outline:

8–11 a.m.                                 Lecture—Review of mechanical polish, alginate impressions, cement removal, vital signs, topical placement, and fluoride treatments

11–11:30 a.m.                          Lunch

11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.           Clinical—Practice the following on qualified patients: mechanical polish, alginate impressions, cement removal, vital signs, topical placement, and fluoride treatments

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