UW School of Dentistry
Introduction to Operative Dentistry Technique
Dr. Yen-Wei Chen
3 Credits / Quarter 7 (Spring, Second Year)
Introduces processes of restoring diseased or damaged tooth structure to proper health, form, function, and esthetics. Emphasis on basic principles of cavity preparation, preparation and restoration design, proper selection and use of restorative materials, and clinical considerations for restorative treatment planning. Following demonstration of competence in didactic and practical aspects. Limited opportunity available for introduction to restorative care. This course continues instruction in processes of restoring diseased or damaged tooth structure to proper health, form, function, and esthetics. Emphasis on basic principles of cavity preparation, preparation and restoration design, proper selection and use of restorative materials, conservation of tooth structure, and clinical considerations for restorative treatment planning.
The students will be expected to learn the advanced knowledge and technique of operative dentistry. The objectives will be for the students to be able to gain knowledge in (1) the design, preparation, and placement of complex amalgam restorations, (2) tooth preparation and composite restoration for Class 4 lesion, (3) preparation design and restoration for diastema closures and composite veneers, (4) the indication, preparation design and the application of CAD/CAM technology on ceramic inlays/onlays, (5) the indication, preparation design and bonding concept for ceramic veneers.
Lecture topics include: Large amalgam restorations (missing cusps) with pin placement; Slots, grooves, potholes and posts; Class 4 composite restorations; Diastema closures and composite veneers; CAD/CAM ceramic inlay/onlay restorations and Ceramic veneers.
To successfully meet the requirements of this course, the student is required to attend lectures and laboratories and to demonstrate his/her understanding of the lecture topics and supplemental reading and his/her technical skills through seven quizzes, one midterm, one final examination, laboratory assignments, and one midterm and final laboratory examination. To successfully meet the requirements of this course, the student is expected to attend lectures and laboratory sessions and demonstrate his/her understanding of the lecture topics and supplemental readings through one written examination and his/her clinical skills through three practical competency examinations and daily projects.
Students must behave in a manner consistent with high ethical and professional standards.
- UWSOD Competency 2: Communicate the risks and benefits of proposed care and alternative treatment strategies available, then obtain expressed consent for treatment conveyed by a patient or legal guardian.
- UWSOD Competency 7: Manage pulpal and periradicular disease.
- UWSOD Competency 16: Manage diseases and conditions of the teeth.
- UWSOD Competency 21: Recognize the role of lifelong learning and self-assessment in maintaining competency.
- UWSOD Competency 22: Utilize critical thinking in assessing technical and scientific information for use in identifying patient needs and treatments.
- Operative Dentistry (Syllabus), RESD 520, J. C. Wataha, 2013
- Operative Dentistry (Syllabus), RESD 521, J. M. Anderson, 2013
- Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry: A Contemporary Approach, Summit, 2006 (3rd ed)
- The Art and Science of Operative Dentistry, C. M. Sturdevant, 2013 (6th ed)
- Restorative Dental Materials, R. G. Craig, 2012 (13th ed)
- Introduction to Operative Dentistry (Syllabus), Powell, 2008
- Supplemental articles
*last updated: 9/25/2013