Advanced Restorative Dentistry
2 Credits / Quarter 11 (Spring, Third Year)
Presentation of new and advanced restorative and prosthodontic treatment options in the rehabilitation of the edentulous/partially edentulous patient.
Student will gain increased knowledge in restorative and prosthetic dentistry by being introduced to more advanced treatment options and techniques. The objectives of the course are for the student to be able to (1) understand the complex restorative/implant prosthodontic treatment planning process with emphasis on esthetics and oral function; (2) gain increased knowledge about indications for and the use of ceramic materials and metals in restorative/prosthetic dentistry; (3) understand the role and impact of dental implants in the rehabilitation of edentulous/partially edentulous patients; (4) understand principles of and indications for tooth-and implant-supported prosthodontics; (5) gain knowledge about current trends and future challenges in implant prosthodontics; (6) gain knowledge about telescopic crown retained prostheses and new RPD design; (7) gain knowledge about factors related to complications of implants; and (8) gain knowledge about digital system which can be used in treatment planning with dental implants.
Lecture topics include: Treatment Planning for the Partially and Completely Edentulous Patient, Tooth-and Implant-Supported Prosthodontics, Complications in Implant Prosthodontics, Telescopic Crown Retained Prostheses, Alloy-Ceramic vs. All Ceramic Restorations, Implant Materials, Treatment Planning for Dental Implants using Digital Techniques, The New Removable Partial Denture, Future Challenges in Implant Prosthodontics.
To successfully meet the requirements of this course, the student is expected to attend all lectures, and demonstrate his/her knowledge of the material presented through a quiz and a written examination which will measure his/her understanding of various prosthodontic treatment options available in the rehabilitation of edentulous and partially edentulous patients. A 70% grade must be achieved to receive credit. Professional and ethical behavior is expected throughout all lectures.
Completion of on-line course evaluation is a requirement of this course. Failure to comply will result in an “Incomplete” grade being assigned.
Schedule and Assessment
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*last updated: 05/03/2013