Mar 21, 2023  
SFCC Catalog 2021-2022 
SFCC Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DAST 131 - Dental Sciences II

Credits: 3

An in-depth study of dental caries, periodontal diseases, and preventive dentistry. Topics include patient education, plaque control programs, fluoride, dental sealants, flossing and brushing techniques, and nutrition-related to dental health. Participants study oral pathology, including oral defects and microorganisms and their effects on the human body, with recognition and identification of pathological conditions that most frequently occur orally. Students learn about patient records, vital signs, oral diagnosis, and treatment planning. They acquire knowledge about dealing with medically and physically compromised patients. Study of pharmacology includes drug requirements, agencies, and regulations; drug prescriptions; drug actions, side effects, indications and contraindications; common drugs used in dentistry; properties of anesthetics; and drugs and agents used to treat dental-related infections. This course also includes in-depth knowledge of management of dental and medical emergencies.

Permission required.
Prerequisite(s): DAST 124 .
Corequisite(s): DAST 131L .
Offered: Spring.
Three lecture hours.

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