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DEA 263 - Dental Science II

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
The study of pharmacology, medical emergencies in the dental healthcare setting, and nutrition. Child and Adult Abuse training also received within this course.
Prerequisite: DEA 253  , DEA 256 DEA 424 , DEA 507  , DHY 161  , DHY 221  
Corequisite: DEA 321  , DEA 576  , DEA 591  , DEA 615  , DEA 702  
Competencies
 

  1. Assess the critical detail of the medical/dental history
    1. Review the patient’s history before examination
    2. Discuss any medical contraindications
    3. Recognize signs of abuse
  2. Interpret common medical emergency system in a dental office
    1.  Determine risk factors
    2. Identify supplies that might be found in minimal emergencies kit (systems).
    3. Initiate emergency procedures
  3. Classify drug categories
    1. Differentiate between brand names and generic names of drugs
    2. List sources of accurate drug information
    3. Describe parts of a prescription
    4. Discuss how to record or update a drug/ allergy history
  4. Investigate the ethical and legal responsibilities of dental staff in an emer­gency
    1. Examine the rights of the patient who is receiving dental treatment
    2. Analyze privileged information
    3. Discuss importance of confidentiality in dental office
  5. Evaluate criteria for successful nutrition counseling
    1. Assess the six groups of essential nutrients, their function and sources
    2. Interpret nutritional quality
    3. Explain how to read a food label
    4. Identify health risks related to diet
    5. Discuss the effects of medications on nutrition
    6. Calculate calories provided per gram for carbohydrates, fats, and proteins
    7. Compare fat soluble and water-soluble vitamins, their functions and food sources
    8. Relate the five influences of food habit
    9. Explain the five steps involved in modification of food habit
    10. Discuss dietary management of patients with special needs
    11. Explain the food guide pyramid
    12. Compile a fourteen day diet history



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