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Spring 2024
Jul 18,2024
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Syllabus Information
DH 132 - Dental Materials for the Dental Hygienist
Associated Term: Spring 2024
Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Describe the steps involved and materials used in the construction of a denture
2. Summarize the procedures and materials used for temporary relining of a denture
3. Describe and demonstrate removable prosthetic dental appliance cleaning and maintenance procedures
4. Describe the uses, chemical compositions, properties and procedures for cements, bases and liners
5. Demonstrate cementation of a temporary crown
6. Demonstrate placement of a temporary restoration
7. Demonstrate the mixing and placement of calcium hydroxide liner
8. Demonstrate the mixing of Zinc Phosphate Cement to luting and to base consistency
9. Demonstrate mixing of a temporary Glass Ionomer cement
10. Describe functions, properties, placement and client care instructions for periodontal dressings
11. Demonstrate basic ability to place and remove a periodontal dressing
12. Describe the rationale for periodontal surgical procedures
13. Discuss how surgical suturing materials and needles are classified
14. Demonstrate basic ability to place and remove sutures
15. Describe the uses, composition, mixing and handling and characteristics of impression materials, including irreversible and reversible hydrocolloids, elastomers, compounds and zinc-oxide-eugenol (ZOE) pastes
16. Demonstrate basic ability to mix alginate impression material and take impressions using this material
17. Describe the uses, composition, handling and mixing, properties and types of gypsum materials
18. Demonstrate basic ability to mix, pour and trim a gypsum cast
19. Describe the procedures and materials used for fabrication of fixed indirect restorations and prostheses
20. Demonstrate knowledge of professional whitening methods, both in-office and at-home
21. Demonstrate basic ability to fabricate dental whitening trays
22. Demonstrate basic ability to remove orthodontic resins from extracted teeth
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