DENT-143 - Patient Care Procedures

Minimum Credits: 2 Length: 27 hours Prerequisites: DENT: 100, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 140, 142, Part 1 of DENT 154 and DENT PRAC #1 Delivery Method: On-campus Course Outline: https://sps.cotr.bc.ca/Outlines/Course Outlines/DENT143.pdf

This course covers a variety of procedures that a Certified Dental Assistant needs to perform to provide intraoral and preventive care for patients. These skills include pulp vitality testing, the placement of treatment liners and varnish in teeth without pulpal involvement, and the application of primer and bond. Students will also learn patient care procedures such as alginate impressions, tooth whitening concepts and the fabrication of tooth whitening trays and mouthguards. Coronal polishing is focused on as an essential part of practice for complete patient care. Students develop skills on preventative procedures including pit and fissure sealants, and the use of desensitizing agents, suture removal, retraction cord and periodontal pack removal.