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Operative Dentistry 4

Course Director: Alireza Sadr
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 2

Course Overview

The course prepares students for advanced operative dentistry to restore the lost form, function, and esthetics of teeth due to caries, trauma, and erosive tooth wear. The focus of the course is on advanced composite restorations and adhesive dentistry, but other direct restorations are also covered. The course emphasizes the interactions among patient needs and priorities, disease activity and risk, long-term tooth survival, and health maintenance based on minimally invasive dentistry concepts. As in the previous courses, this course applies principles of ergonomics and patient positioning, workplace organization and safety, appropriate communication, and professional behavior.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Apply modern principles of tooth preparation to the design of two-, three-, and four-surface restorations including restoration of structurally compromised and/or endodontically treated teeth.
2. Manipulate composites and bonding agents to achieve successful results.
3. Utilize literature and relevant clinical information to attain the most appropriate treatment solution for the patient.
4. Demonstrate appropriate decision making for the treatment of deep carious lesions and caries around restorations, and the repair and replacement of existing restorations.
5. Apply critical thinking, ethical principles, and professional behavior to patient treatment.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-10, CE-03, C-03, CE-06, C-02, C-09, CE-07, C-06, C-05, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-07, C-28, C-04, C-15, C-18, C-24, C-25, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-23

Date last updated: 2024-01-03