2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 12, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DEHY 135 - Dental Materials

2 CR
This course is a combination of classroom and lab instruction. During class, students learn about the physical properties of dental materials and how these materials relate to the dental specialties. In the lab students gain experience in the manipulation and preparation of those dental materials commonly used in dental practice. Students also develop the skills to provide the following dental hygiene services: taking impressions, making study models, fabricating athletic mouth protectors, placing sealants, placing fluoride varnishes, placing and removing periodontal dressings, placing rubber dams, polishing and contouring restorations. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for continuing in the program. Lab Fee

Additional Information: Formal admission to the Dental Hygiene Program required.
Requisites: Take DEHY 114  and DEHY 120  with at least a grade of C.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Apply the principles of ethics and professionalism to clinical situations and cases involving the use and application of dental materials.
  2. Perform procedures in laboratory and clinical situations using dental materials in an effective, safe, and timely manner.
  3. Relate knowledge of dental materials to specific areas of dentistry and dental hygiene procedures in which those materials are used.
  4. Evaluate their performance, in the lab and clinical manipulation of dental materials, in order to address perceived deficiencies.
  5. Use ADPIE effectively in the clinical application of dental materials.
  6. Relate knowledge of dental materials to the various dental specialties.