Sep 25, 2020
DS 130 - Dental Laboratory Procedures
Credit Hours: 1.5
This laboratory course provides the dental assisting student with the opportunity to manipulate clinical and laboratory materials and fabricate a variety of dental products used in preventive and restorative dentistry. Emphasis is placed on knowledge of dental materials, fabrication techniques, equipment usage and laboratory safety rules.
At the completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- discuss safety precautions and infection control procedures to be observed in the dental laboratory;
- list the basic types of dental laboratory equipment and their uses;
- identify the classifications and uses of waxes in dentistry;
- pour, trim and mount dental models using various gypsum products;
- prepare reversible and irreversible hydrocolloid impression materials;
- fabricate custom fit mouthguards and bleaching trays;
- fabricate and fit provisional restorations;
- construct maxillary and mandibular custom trays; and
- debride and polish fixed and removable dental prostheses and appliances.
Corequisites: All first-semester Dental Assisting courses.