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Assist with Routine Patient Exam

Dental Assisting > General
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This course explains the dental assistant’s role during a patient exam, including an understanding of basic charting needs, advanced preparation by obtaining and reviewing the patient’s records, having knowledge of the upcoming procedure and ensuring all supplies and equipment are ready for use.

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The way in which dental care is provided is one of the most important responsibilities of a dental assistant. A significant aspect of providing quality dental care is preparing in advance for the patient. For a dental office to provide the best patient care, each member of the dental team will follow a specific routine. This course will provide knowledge in the dental assistant’s role, including advanced preparation by obtaining and reviewing the patient’s records, having knowledge of the upcoming procedure and ensuring all supplies and equipment are ready for use. The dental assistant also plays a significant role in assisting the dentist during the patient exam, as well as recording and charting the patient’s conditions.

Introduction
Step 1 - Preparation
Step 1.1 - Equipment preparation
Step 1.2 - Dental assistant preparation
Step 1.3 - Patient preparation
Step 1.4 - Radiographs
Step 1.5 - Electronic dental records
Step 1.6 - Paper dental records
Step 2 - Assist with Patient Exam
Step 2.1 - Instrument transfer to the dentist
Step 3 - Dental Charting
Step 3.1 - Charting
Step 3.2 - Periodontal Numbers
Step 4 - Pediatric Exam
Step 4.1 - Pediatric Dentistry
Step 4.2 - Pediatric Patient Preparation
Step 4.3 - Pediatric Exam and Charting Procedures
Step 4.4 - Treating a Fearful Pediatric Patient
Step 5 - Complete the procedure
Step 5.1 - Dismiss the patient and complete documentation
Step 5.2 - Discard materials
Step 5.3 - Disinfect equipment and treatment area
  • Describe pre-procedure considerations for a routine patient exam.
  • Describe and demonstrate the preparation for a routine patient exam.
  • Describe and demonstrate proper tray setup.
  • Describe and demonstrate the correct procedures for collecting a patient's medical and dental history.
  • Describe and demonstrate the proper charting of a patient's records.
  • Explain the basic principles of four-handed dentistry.
  • Describe and demonstrate the correct procedures for periodontal charting.
  • Identify and demonstrate the use of radiographs.
  • Describe the correct post-procedure considerations.
  • Define and demonstrate the correct recording and reporting procedures.
  • Define and correctly use related medical terminology.
  • Describe clinical safety according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines.
  • Understand the impact of the state Dental Practice Act.
  • Explain the Patient Privacy Rule (HIPAA), Patient Safety Act, and Patients' Bill of Rights.

The SIMTICS modules are all easy to use and web-based. This means they are available at any time as long as the learner has an internet connection. No special hardware or other equipment is required, other than a computer mouse for use in the simulations. Each of the SIMTICS modules covers one specific procedure or topic in detail. Each module contains:

  • an online simulation (available in Learn and Test modes)
  • descriptive text, which explains exactly how to perform that particular procedure including
  • 2D images and a 3D model of applied anatomy for that particular topic
  • a step by step video demonstration by an expert
  • a quiz
  • a personal logbook that keeps track of all the modules the learner has studied and how long

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