CCOG for DT 254 Summer 2024

Course Number:
DT 254
Course Title:
Science of Dental Materials IV
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Course Description

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
  • 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