- Course Number:
- DH 230
- Course Title:
- Dental Materials
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Course DescriptionClassification, chemistry, physical properties, and uses of dental materials including manipulation techniques.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Acquire knowledge of the theoretical concepts of materials science as well as the physical properties and uses of a variety of dental materials.
Demonstrate the use of dental materials by applying knowledge and techniques of manipulation in the laboratory setting.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Recognize and describe the properties and uses of dental materials through a series of unit quizzes.
Complete laboratory projects as assigned.
Complete a comprehensive final exam.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Concepts, Themes and Issues
Infection control and safety in the laboratory
Care of instruments
Rules for handling dental materials
History of materials used in dentistry
Materials and the oral environment
Classifications of dental materials
Physical and mechanical properties
Amalgam/Direct metallic restorative materials
Direct polymeric restorative materials
Fixed indirect restorations and prostheses
Removable prostheses and acrylic resins
Specialty materials: orthodontic, endodontic, periodontic
Custom trays: Tooth bleaching, oral appliances
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
1. Demonstrate adherence to infection control and lab safety at all times.
2. Explain the effects of the oral environment on dental materials.
3. Name and discuss the classifications of dental materials.
4. Explain how the internal structure of materials determines their properties and performance.
5. Relate the physical properties of various materials to their use in dentistry.
6. Discuss the mechanical requirements of materials used in dentistry.
7. Discuss the properties, use and costs of a variety of impression materials.
8. Demonstrate the ability to take an alginate impression on a fellow student.
9. Discuss the physical properties, uses of dental plaster, stone, and improved stone.
10. Demonstrate the fabrication and trimming of study casts.
11. Describe the various types, properties and uses of dental cements.
12. Explain and demonstrate the process of mixing a variety of cements used in dentistry.
13. Differentiate between bases, liners and cavity varnishes.
14. Describe the properties, uses, handling and disposal of dental amalgam and alloys.
15. Describe and compare, according to composition, properties, uses and advantages/disadvantages, a variety of synthetic resins.
16. Describe the general steps involved in fabricating a cast restoration.
17. Observe a casting procedure in the Dental Technology lab.
18. Describe the use of ceramics in dentistry.
19. Observe the stacking and firing of porcelain in the Dental Technology lab.
20. Explain the physical properties and uses of acrylics resins in dentistry.
21. Describe the steps involved in both the construction of a denture and the reline of a denture.
22. Describe the components of a fixed orthodontic appliance.
23. Summarize the procedures involved in root canal therapy.
24. Explain the purposes of, and demonstrate the fabrication of a customized impression tray.
25. Explain the difference between vital and non-vital tooth bleaching and describe the materials and process used in bleaching vital teeth
and fabricate a custom tray.
26. Discuss the properties of periodontal dressing compound and mix a periodontal pack.