May 2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
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May 2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DS 110 - Expanded Functions I

This course introduces and expands on a variety of functions that may be required of a dental assistant. It covers both didactic and laboratory training in the following areas: placement and/or removal of a rubber dam, taking impressions for casts, custom tray fabrication, taking bite registrations, utilizing matrix retainers, bands and wedges and removing excess cement or bonding agents. Where graduates of a CODA-accredited program are authorized to perform additional functions defined by the program’s state-specific dental board or regulatory agency, this course will include content related to placement of gingival retraction agents, performing orthodontic functions, placing and removing periodontal dressing, removal of sutures and removal of cement. Didactic and lab/preclinical experience will be gained in the process of fabricating casts, temporary crown and/or bridges, and the functions used in orthodontics such as placement of ligature ties, preselecting orthodontic bands, separators, cutting arch wires and removal of loose bands or brackets. Semester Credit Hours: 4.00 Contact Hours: 45/30/0/75 Prerequisite: DS 101 Chairside Assisting I . Corequisite: None.