Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
DA 132
Course Title:
Dental Materials II
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
30
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Covers intermediate concepts of dental materials. Includes the processes and materials used during the construction of fixed and removable prosthesis. Introduces dental materials used in various dental specialties. Prerequisites/concurrent: DA 122, DA 113, DA 118, DA 122, DA 123, DA 133, DA 142, and DA 150.

Addendum to Course Description

Includes an introduction to soft denture relines, suture removal, endodontic materials, and periodontal dressings.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Recognize the properties, applications, indications, and contraindications of dental materials used in prosthodontics and various dental specialties.

  2. Describe the uses and contraindications of dental materials used in Expanded Function Dental Assisting (EFDA) duties.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Recognize and describe characteristics and uses of dental materials in a series of assigned projects

  2. Complete a comprehensive final exam

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes:

  • Professionalism
  • Communication

Concepts:

  • Crowns and fixed bridges

  • Investment materials

  • Casting procedures for inlays and crowns

  • The use of ceramics in dentistry

  • Comparison of Restorative Materials

  • New technologies used in dentistry

  • Denture Soft liner

  • Denture Fabrication

Issues: 

  • Time management

  • Organization

Skills:

  • Transfer dental materials knowledge and skills to DA 119 Expanded Functions I.
  • Explain the characteristics, properties and uses of the many types of metallic restorations fabricated in the lab and cemented in the oral cavity. 
  • Discuss investment materials and describe the processes used during casting procedures.
  • Describe burnout and casting procedures for inlay and crown construction.
  • Describe the types of ceramics used in dentistry
  • Describe the fabrication of temporary crowns
  • Describe the steps in placement of a denture soft liner.
  • Recognize the new technologies used in dentistry today.
  • Describe the steps in fabrication of a full denture. 

Related Instruction

Communication
Hours: 6

  1. Recognize the properties, applications, indications, and contraindications of dental materials used in prosthodontics and various dental specialties.

  2. Describe the uses and contraindications of dental materials used in Expanded Function Dental Assisting (EFDA) duties.

Activities: Students work in groups to research new technology and present information in both oral and written form.

Research dental materials used at OHSU, create a written narrative and an oral presentation of their findings.