PCC/ CCOG / DT

Course Content and Outcome Guide for DT 254

Course Number:
DT 254
Course Title:
Science of Dental Materials IV
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
20
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Advanced study of dental materials including ceramics (porcelain) and high fusing metal alloys. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Prerequisite: DT 253 or instructor permission.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Describe the nature, properties, application techniques and uses of porcelains used in dentistry.
  • Describe the sequence of procedures necessary to complete a porcelain fused to metal restoration.

Course Activities and Design

  • Weekly quizzes
  • Three written exams
  • Term paper
  • Attendance

Skills and competencies:

  1. Explain the nature, properties and uses of porcelain in dentistry.
  2. Identify the alloys used for fusing to porcelains and discuss the problems and procedures associated with this process.
  3. Explain the nature, purpose, and uses of high heat investments.
  4. Describe and discuss the purposes of, and the procedures used in electroplating.
  5. Explain the nature, physical properties and uses of dental resins in crown and bridge laboratory procedures.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Characteristics of porcelains
  • Alloys used for fusing
  • Maturing temperatures
  • Properties of dental porcelains
  • Techniques of use
  • Glazing

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 2

Outcomes: 

  • Describe the nature, properties, application techniques and uses of porcelains used in dentistry.
  • Describe the sequence of procedures necessary to complete a porcelain fused to metal restoration.

Activities:

Discuss/practice Centigrade to Fahrenheit temperature conversions
Discuss effect of temperature on physical properties of the dental porcelain structure
Student questions
Instructor query of students
Discuss ratios of natural tooth enamel to dentin blends
Discuss/demo techniques mixing porcelain veneers to create illusion of natural tooth coloration and translucency
Student questions
Instructor query of students