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Fixed Prosthodontics 3

Course Director: Yen-Wei Chen
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 2

Course Overview

This course is the third in a three-course sequence of preclinical fixed prosthodontics. Greater ability in planning and critical thinking is expected compared to the previous two courses. The lectures and laboratory exercises emphasize the esthetic aspects of the restoration of individual or multiple-unit prostheses and serve as an introduction to digital dentistry. Lectures integrate the disciplines of fixed prosthodontics and periodontics, as well as connect laboratory and clinical fixed prosthodontics course content with material science information. Several guest lecturers will introduce the concept of continuing education. A critical evaluation of the dental literature is introduced with examples of evidence-based decisions regarding treatment planning in fixed prosthodontics.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Prepare teeth for various esthetic complete veneer crown designs.
2. Design a resin-bonded, ultraconservative maxillary anterior fixed prosthesis.
3. Design an anterior porcelain-fused-to-metal fixed prosthesis.
4. Complete a CAD/CAM provisional restoration.
5. Wax a posterior crown ready for porcelain application.
6. Describe all procedures and processes for using porcelain for fixed prostheses.
7. Demonstrate the use of a digital scanner when making a digital impression.
8. Deliver an all-ceramic crown using bonding procedures.

UWSOD Competencies: C-02, C-19, C-20, C-21

Date last updated: 2022-03-29