Domain Description

4 2.4. ORAL PATHOLOGY 2.4.1. Describe genetic, developmental and acquired anomalies/pathologies of the hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity, including the teeth 2.4.2. Describe the causes and progression of hard and soft tissue lesions 2.4.3. Identify and describe the correlation between nutrition/diet, prescription and non-prescription drug use, and oral pathologies 2.5. MICROBIOLOGY 2.5.1. Identify and describe diseases related to micro-organisms including bacteria, spores, viruses, fungi, protozoa and prions 2.5.2. Identify and describe the routes of disease transmission and chain of infection prevention and control 2.6. PHARMACOLOGY 2.6.1. Describe the effects and interactions of over-the-counter, non-prescription, prescription and illegal drugs on patient care and identify safety issues that could affect the delivery of dental treatment 2.6.2. Explain the rationale for identifying all medications/drugs taken, including dosages and frequency 2.6.3. Explain the indications and requirements for pre-medication, prior to dental treatment 2.6.4. Interpret information included on a prescription form, including acceptable medical and dental terminology and abbreviations 3. CLINICAL SUPPORT PROCEDURES (10 - 15% of 200 item exam) 3.1. PRINCIPLES OF ASEPSIS AND INFECTION PREVENTION 3.1.1. Explain the rationale for infection prevention procedures across dental care settings, including: reception and business office area clinical setting laboratory area remote locations mobile clinics 3.1.2. Explain and demonstrate approved methods for the prevention of disease transmission including: standard infection control procedures pre-cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of equipment and supplies proper storage protocols for equipment and supplies quality assurance protocols and proper use of instrument reprocessing equipment personal protective equipment immunization