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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DH 221 - Dental Materials Lab

Credit Hours: 1

This laboratory course will provide practical application of knowledge gained in DH 220.  Commonly used dental materials are prepared to gain experience in manipulation techniques and to ensure optimal results.  Clinical and laboratory materials will be used including impression, restorative, sealant and polishing materials as well as dental model plaster and stone.  An introduction to instrument set-up, transfer and assisting are part of the lab.  Minimum passing grade is a “C-.”

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • adopt and plan safe work practices when working with dental materials in the lab and clinical setting;
  • demonstrate and utilize the principles of four-handed dentistry throughout laboratory sessions;
  • describe the principle properties and uses of commonly used dental materials;
  • choose appropriate procedures for handling and manipulation techniques of clinical and laboratory dental materials; and
  • evaluate the selection, manipulation and performance of commonly used dental materials and procedures.

Prerequisites: All required first year courses in the Dental Hygiene curriculum and DH 175 must be passed or permission of instructor.
Corequisites: All required fall semester, second year courses in the Dental Hygiene curriculum.
Concurrent Registration: DH 220 - Dental Materials
F (N)

Withdrawal from or failure of a required course prevents further progression in the curriculum. General education courses may be taken earlier than indicated but may not be taken later than the prescribed schedule.