Dental Curriculum Threads

Operative Dentistry 4

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

Course Overview

Students learn advanced composite, adhesive, amalgam, and glass ionomer techniques to restore form, function and esthetics of teeth. The course emphasizes interactions among patient needs and priorities, disease activity and risk, long-term tooth survival and health maintenance based on minimally-invasive dentistry. It applies principles of ergonomics and patient positioning, workplace organization and safety, appropriate communication, and professional behavior.

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.
6. 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: 2018-02-12