May 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DA 107 - Dental Health Education 1

1 Credit(s)

Must be enrolled in the Dental Assisting Program. This course covers the basic concepts of preventive dentistry including the study of plaque-related diseases, fluoride therapy, brushing and flossing techniques. 

Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
1. Develop a philosophy of preventive dentistry
2. View preventive dentistry as an integral part of the overall field of dentistry
3. Define plaque and its relationship to dental caries and periodontal disease
4. Recognize and define characteristics of healthy and non-healthy periodontium
5. Describe the direct method of applying disclosing solution and its purpose
6. Describe the procedure, types, advantages, and disadvantages of topical fluoride methods
7. List and describe the different brushing techniques
8. Describe and demonstrate the correct use of dental floss
9. Identify and describe the use of other oral physiotherapy aids
10. Maintain and evaluate a personal nutrition calendar
11. Identify areas of change for personal growth in "wellness" lifestyle
12. Identify causes of early childhood caries
13. Prepare an oral hygiene instruction presentation for 3 patients of different circumstances

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