CCOG for DT 254 Winter 2022
- Course Number:
- DT 254
- Course Title:
- Science of Dental Materials IV
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Covers advanced study of dental materials including ceramics (porcelain) and high fusing metal alloys. Prerequisites: DT 253 or instructor permission. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
- 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
Skills and competencies:
- Explain the nature, properties and uses of porcelain in dentistry.
- Identify the alloys used for fusing to porcelains and discuss the problems and procedures associated with this process.
- Explain the nature, purpose, and uses of high heat investments.
- Describe and discuss the purposes of, and the procedures used in electroplating.
- 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