This module provides knowledge about crown and bridge procedures. The four main stages of crown and bridge fabrication are covered here, including: preliminary impression, preparation of the tooth, final impression and/or scan, and provisional coverage. The dental assistant plays a crucial role in aiding the dentist to ensure a safe and successful procedure. This includes preparing necessary materials, ensuring all equipment is properly functioning, efficiently handing off to the dentist the needed tools to complete the procedure, and ensuring the patient is comfortable throughout the procedure. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator offers clinical scenarios that test your ability to assist with a crown and bridge procedure.
Identify pre-procedural considerations for crown and bridge preparation.
Distinguish between indications for fixed prosthesis.
Identify fixed bridge components.
Differentiate between procedural steps for crown and bridge preparation in a simulated setting.
Justify the rationale for need of post and core build-up in the preparation.
Review at-home care instructions to patient for the fixed prosthesis.
Formulate the steps in placing gingival retraction cord in a simulated setting.
Describe clinical safety according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines.
Describe the purpose of the state Dental Practice Act and its relevance for dental assistants.