Jan 22, 2022  
Course/Program Inventory 
Course/Program Inventory

DAST 1550 - Dential Science II

Credit hours: 3

Lecture hours: 45contact hours

Course Description:
A continuation of Dental Science I with emphasis on oral pathology and pharmacology.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to recall the fundamentals of the dental sciences specific in a dental assisting career, and to familiarize the student with terminology that is to this course. Through activities, the student will also be familiar to oral cancer screening as indicated by the American Cancer Society.

Students will be able to:

  1. Identify and use both the Universal and Federation Dentaire International tooth numbering systems pertaining to oral pathologies of the dentition.
  2. Identify by schedule, the major drugs controlled by the Federal Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control act of 1970, (also known as the Controlled Substance Act).
  3. List seven components of a written prescription and identify the English equivalent of the most frequently used Latin abbreviations.
  4. Identify the major routes of drug administration and state Clark’s Rule for calculating drug dose for children.
  5. Describe the roles, uses and hazards of different types of,Analgesics, antibiotics, anesthetics, antihistamines, Hemostatic and sedatives.
  6. Identify and describe obtaining local anesthesia by block and infiltration methods.
  7. Identify the stages of general anesthesia and the planes of analgesia.
  8. List the danger signals of pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions.
  9. Describe common lesions, pulpal disturbances, and enamel and dentin anomalies of the teeth.
  10. Identify diseases of the oral soft tissues.
  11. Describe how radiation therapy and chemotherapy may affect the dental patient.