- Course Number:
- DH 242
- Course Title:
- DH Restorative Dentistry II
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Course DescriptionIntroduction to restorative techniques with an emphasis on the preclinical placement of composite restorations. Prerequisites: DH 240. Prerequisites/concurrent: DH 241. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
This course is part of the restorative curriculum approved by the Oregon Board of Dentistry. Completion of the full restorative certificate allows students to sit for the Western Regional Examining Board Restorative Exam and apply for license endorsement with the State Board of Dentistry.
Intended Outcomes for the course
1. Perform the complete process of composite restoration placement in preparation for placement on patients in DH 243
Course Activities and Design
The lecture portion of the course will be offered in lecture format using audio-visual aids, handout materials and outside assignments. Demonstrations and skill practice will take place in the preclinic laboratory setting both individually and with student partners.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Lecture: Weekly quizzes and Final Exam
Laboratory: A series of skill assessments and a "mock board" final on placement of a composite restoration.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Concepts, Themes and Issues:
Management of restorative dentistry
Demonstrate an understanding of terms associated with composite resins, list the trade names, uses and properties and demonstrate manipulation of glass ionomers and composite resins.
Relate understanding of the properties of enamel and dentin, smear layer and hybrid layer.
Demonstrate understanding of the properties of various adhesive systems available on the market that apply to composite or amalgam bonding in preparation for use in the clinical setting.
Select an appropriate restorative dental material based on cavity preparations, size of restoration, shade (color) and location of restoration.
Demonstrate placement of a matrix and wedge with correct adaptation, contour and contact on a dentoform tooth prior to placement of the dental composite.
Demonstrate correct procedures for the etching, bonding and curing process for composite restorations and glass ionomer cements.
Explain gingival retraction and demonstrate proper steps in gingival retraction.
Select appropriate materials for placing and finishing composite restorations and demonstrate appropriate procedures for placement and finishing and maintenance of functional anatomy and occlusion.
Demonstrate self-assessment and self-correction skills when placing, finishing and polishing a composite restoration.
Demonstrate safe handling of dental materials during and after the procedure.