UW School of Dentistry

RESD 662

Introduction to CAD/CAM in Restorative Dentistry

Course Director: Yen-Wei Chen, Alireza Sadr
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 4

Course Overview

CAD/CAM and digital impression systems have been available for many years, but have recently become much more predictable. Chairside scanners can digitally send impressions to our lab or allow us to mill the restoration with a chairside milling unit. This course provides a systematic approach to learn about incorporating digital impression systems and CAD/CAM technology. We will discuss ideal tooth preparation for all CAD/CAM restorations, digital impression, virtually design, sintering and staining technique, and selecting the proper ceramic materials and luting agents. The focus of this program is to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of these digital technologies and how digital dentistry can be brought into our future practice.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain how preparation design affects the fabrication of milled restorations.
  2. Identify the materials available for chairside milled restorations.
  3. Describe the concepts and techniques of CAD/CAM technologies, including digital impression, virtual design, milling, sintering, and staining.
  4. Practice digital waxing skills to effectively implement the principles of dental anatomy and occlusion.
  5. Use and explain a decision-making process for choosing the appropriate luting agent for various CAD/CAM substrates.
  6. Determine workflows to implement CAD/CAM technologies into our practice.

Date last updated: 2017-10-19

RESD 655

Peer Mentor – Restorative Dentistry – Selective

Course Director: Various
Selective # of Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring / 4

Course Overview

Restorative Dentistry preclinical courses, such as: Dental Anatomy and Occlusion, Restorative, Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics (ICD, CD, RPD and Removable PROS technique) and Implant preclinical courses need additional student supervision with designated preclinical exercises. The course introduces the students to critical thinking and its application to clinical problem solving. The goal of this course is to introduce dental students to teaching and mentoring in the one-to-one interactions between students.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain clinical procedures in a simulation environment
  2. Demonstrate clinical procedures in a simulation laboratory
  3. Evaluate and grade of assigned projects based on established course criteria
  4. Interact with predoctoral students and Course Directors

Date last updated: 2016-12-19

RESD 663

Conservative Cast Gold – Selective

Course Directors: Tucker, Otterholt (Contact: Betty Low)
Selective # of Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn, Winter / 4

Course Overview

This course introduces and refines new concepts, techniques and philosophies of Operative Dentistry through the use of conservative cast gold restorations. The goal is to raise the student’s critical thinking ability and increase their clinical skill set as related to the design and preparation of indirect restorations.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  1. Diagnose and design indirect cast gold preparations and restorations
  2. Demonstrate proficiency with rubber dam isolation
  3. Prepare conservative cast gold restorations, and have a knowledge of preparation variations
  4. Obtain a clear and accurate impression
  5. Design and place specific single tooth provisional restorations
  6. Evaluate castings fabricated by dental laboratories for contour, contacts, anatomy, and fit
  7. Fit, finish and troubleshoot cast gold restorations

Date last updated: 2020-03-06

RESD 672

Direct Gold Restorations – Selective

Course Director: J. Martin Anderson
Selective # of Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn, Winter, Spring / 4

Course Overview

the technical requirements for the commonly used direct gold restorations. Emphasis will be placed on the special requirements in cavity detail and insertion methods for the successful accomplishment of the direct gold restoration. The student will gain experience in the class 1 and class 5 restorations. Additionally, didactic information will be presented in the class 6, class 2, and class 3 restorations. (Supplies, instruments and manual will be provided.)

Date last updated: 2019-10-02

RESD 665

Advanced Clinical Geriatric Dentistry – Selective

Course Director: Susanne Jeffrey
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn, Winter, Spring / 4

  • Students must have had at least one 4th year Geriatrics rotation in DENTGP 653, 663, or 673, Treatment of Patients with Special Needs 1, 2 or 3.

Course Overview

This course will provide students with additional clinical experience in comprehensive dental treatment of medically compromised and dentally complex geriatric patients.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Perform saliva tests, give nutritional counseling, prescribe and recommend preventive care products applicable for each patient treated.
  2. Diagnose, treatment plan and treat community dwelling elderly patient from caries- and periodontitis risk perspective.
  3. Predict outcome for treatment provided

Date last updated: 2020-03-06

RESD 653

Clinical Magnification Selective

Course Director: ER Schwedhelm
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer, Autumn, Winter, or Spring / 4

Course Overview

Faculty and affiliate members from the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics will participate with senior dental students in this active learning course, which will include didactic and clinical experiences in the provision of oral health care using high level magnification.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the importance of the use of magnification
  2. Incorporate magnification in the daily practice of dentistry, principally in the fields of restorative and endodontic procedures.
  3. Discuss the evolution of the use of magnification in the field of dentistry.
  4. Describe the resolution of the naked eye and how magnification can improve visual acuity.
  5. Discuss the concept of the magnification continuum and its impact on dental clinicians.
  6. Explain the advantages of using a dental operating microscope in dentistry.
  7. Discuss the challenges of incorporating magnification into the daily practice of dentistry.

UWSOD Competencies: 13, 14a, 14c, 14m, 14o, 14p, 14q

Date last updated: 2016-01-09