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Fixed Prosthodontics 2

Course Director: Yen-Wei Chen & Xavier Lepe
Credits: 4
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 2

Course Overview

This is the second course in a three-course sequence of preclinical fixed prosthodontics. The lectures and laboratory exercises emphasize the restoration of endodontically treated teeth, preparation of multiple abutment teeth for fixed prostheses, preparation of complete ceramic crowns, and general fundamentals in treatment planning for fixed prostheses. Projects emphasize the various designs and materials for post-and-core foundation restorations as well as multiple abutment tooth preparations for posterior fixed prostheses and multiple-unit provisional restorations. Lectures integrate the disciplines of fixed prosthodontics, endodontics, and periodontics, and they also incorporate the material sciences into laboratory techniques and clinical procedures.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Demonstrate procedures used for the restoration of endodontically treated teeth.
2. Demonstrate restoration of endodontically treated teeth using post-and-core systems.
3. Demonstrate procedures for the fabrication of provisional restorations for anterior endodontically treated teeth using temporary posts.
4. Demonstrate procedures for multiple-tooth preparations for a fixed partial denture.
5. Describe the use of dental materials in the fabrication of provisional and metal restorations in fixed partial dentures.
6. Describe all necessary steps–prior to submitting the case to a commercial dental laboratory–to fabricate fixed partial dentures.
7. Demonstrate tooth preparation of a complete ceramic crown.
8. Demonstrate preparation of anterior and posterior teeth for complete ceramic crowns.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-10, C-15, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-23

Date last updated: 2021-12-31