This course focuses on the principles, handling characteristics, placement, contouring, and adjusting of the direct restorative materials in a laboratory setting in accordance with MN Statute, section 150A.10, subdivision 4.Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program (BSDH) or Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Dental Hygiene Program. Lab fees apply.
3-4 Undergraduate credits
Effective May 9, 2019 to present
- Demonstrate laboratory competency in the critical thinking and psychomotor skills necessary to placement, contouring, and occlusal adjusting of the following restorative materials: amalgam restorations, glass ionomer restorations, composite resin restorations: Class I and Class V supragingival restorations where the margins of the restoration are entirely within enamel, stainless steel crown adaptation and cementation.
- Describe the physical properties, principles, handling characteristics, and appropriate clinical application of the following materials: dental amalgams, glass ionomers, composite resins, stainless steel crown.
- Integrate evidence-based research to improve the quality of restorative functions in the laboratory setting.
- Maintain accountability for quality restorative work, mercury hygiene, and safety in the laboratory setting.
- Maintain accurate record keeping in accordance with Minnesota Board of Dentistry guidelines as it relates to restorative functions services.
- Participate in self-assessment and peer assessment to improve the effectiveness of restorative work in the laboratory setting.