Operative Dentistry 2
Run by School of Medical and Health Sciences
10.000 Credits or 5.000 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Organiser: Ms Fiona Sandom
Overall aims and purpose
This module will develop your understanding of the theory underpinning the practice of dental nursing, in order to attain competence in safe and effective infection control and clinical activity, You will gain an understanding of the principles of prevention and behaviour change and to recognise the importance of team working and effective communication
This module will include topics but not be limited to: - The practice of dental nursing, professional behaviour and attitude. - The introduction to the principles of infection control and potential routes of transmission of infectious agents in the dental setting and the scientific principles of decontamination and disinfection in line with current guidelines. - The patient assessment process. History taking and full oral health assessment, clinical records and dental charting - Chair side support for a spectrum of clinical procedures to include restorative, prosthodontics, periodontics, endodontics and surgical procedures, as well as preventive care. - Preparation and maintenance of dental equipment and instruments. Person-centred approaches to dentistry. Principles of ergonomics, four-handed dentistry and close support dentistry. - Introduction to dental radiography and images – processing and managing dental images, clinical photography. Identification of commonly used dental bio-materials; advantages, disadvantages and hazards of dental materials, manipulation and application of dental materials. - Clinical skills including: the principles of chairside support, treatment planning, preparation and storage of dental materials. Assisting in the preparation and management of medications. - Principles of preventive care, oral health promotion and education, models of health promotion, health belief and behaviour change.
Understanding the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module, with an ability to apply what is learnt in healthcare practice Students will be requires to achieve a minimum of D- grade in the assessment in order to pass the theory component of the module.
Good understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module, with an ability to apply what was learnt in healthcare practice. This equates to a minimum mark of C- in the Grading Criteria.
Excellent understanding of the facts and specific principles specific to the topics covered in this module, with an ability to apply what is learnt in healthcare practice. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade A- in the Grading Criteria.
Demonstrate the preparation and maintenance of dental equipment and instruments in accordance with current evidence based guidelines
Demonstrate chair-side support for a range of clinical procedures to include restorative, prosthodontics, periodontics, endodontics and surgical procedures, as well as preventive care.
Explain the fundamental concepts of dental radiography and images – processing and managing dental images, clinical photography.
Identify commonly used dental bio-materials; explain the advantages, disadvantages and hazards of dental materials, manipulation and application of dental materials.
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Teaching and Learning Strategy
Achievement of dental practice outcomes and completion of clinical portfolio documentation to include dental nursing clinical outcomes
Directed study as per education providers timetable
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Directed study as per education providers timetable
Reading and preparation for and taking assessments, preparation for Academic link in Practice visits
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Safety-Consciousness - Having an awareness of your immediate environment, and confidence in adhering to health and safety regulations
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
- Mentoring - Able to support, help, guide, inspire and/or coach others
- Caring - Showing concern for others; caring for children, people with disabilities and/or the elderly
- Management - Able to utilise, coordinate and control resources (human, physical and/or financial)
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
- Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
- Leadership - Able to lead and manage, develop action plans and objectives, offer guidance and direction to others, and cope with the related pressures such authority can result in
Resource implications for students
Purchase of text books, pens and paper. Photocopying and printing. Subscription to internet provider to access BU on-line catalogues and Blackboard from home residence
Books Bird, D. L. (2014). Modern dental assisting. London, United Kingdom: Elsevier.
Finkbeiner, B. L. (2000). Four-handed dentistry: A handbook of clinical application and ergonomic concepts. London, United Kingdom: Prentice Hall.
Gladwin, M. A., & Bagby, M. D. (2008). Clinical aspects of dental materials: Theory, practice and cases. (3rd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Grist, F. (2010). Basic guide to orthodontic dental nursing. Oxford, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell.
Hollins, C., & Levison, H. (2013). Levison's textbook for dental nurses. (11th ed.). Oxford, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell.
McCabe, J. F., & Walls, A. W. G. (2008). Applied dental materials. (9th ed.). Oxford, United Kingdom: Blackwell Science.
Miller, M. (2015). Mosby’s textbook of dental nursing. London, United Kingdom: Elsevier.