UW School of Dentistry


Dental Curriculum Threads

Operative Dentistry 4

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

Course Overview

In this course students will become familiar with applied dental materials, advanced concepts of tooth restoration, understanding of etiology and preventive aspects of caries, understanding of caries management by risk assessment.  Students learn and develop the surgical skills for the restoration of multi-surface pathologic lesions.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Apply the modern principles of tooth preparation under various clinical parameters to design two- three- and four-surface restorations.
2. Appropriately manipulate composites and bonding agents, select appropriate composite shades for esthetic outcomes, manage polymerization shrinkage of resin-based materials under clinical setting.
3. Accurately appraise the literature and integrate relevant clinical information to formulate the most appropriate treatment solution for the patient.
4. Apply appropriate decision making for deep carious lesions, caries around restorations and repair of existing restorations.
5. Appropriately plan for operative management of vital and endodontically-treated teeth with extensive coronal destruction.
Develop an ability to accurately assess their communication, productivity, professionalism, and critical thinking.

UWSOD Competencies: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 14

Date last updated: 2018-01-23