UW School of Dentistry


Dental Curriculum Threads

Operative Dentistry 5

Course Director: Yen-Wei Chen & JW Anderson
Credits: 3
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 2

Course Overview

Introduces processes of restoring damaged tooth structure to proper form, function, and esthetics. Emphasis on basic principles of cavity preparation for proper coverage direct and indirect restorations. Considerations include restorative treatment planning, proper selection of restorative materials and applications of CAD/CAM technology. Following demonstration of competence in didactic and practical aspects.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Understand how the principles of surgical cavity preparation are applied under various clinical parameters to ceramic veneer and inlay/onlay restorations.
  2. Learn the techniques of composite veneer restorations.
  3. Develop skills in using CAD/CAM technology for ceramic restorations.
  4. Develop skills in laboratory prescription writing.
  5. Develop surgical skills in diastema closure.
  6. Understand the biocompatibility of dental materials.

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

Date last updated: 2016-04-01