DENTPC 523

Dental Curriculum Threads

Dental Materials Science 1

Course Director: Dr. Kwok-Hung (Albert) Chung
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 1

Course Overview

This course teaches first year dental students how to integrate their college knowledge in chemistry, physics, and biology to develop a good understanding of the basic science of materials used in dentistry. Students will learn properties and manipulated techniques as well as application of clinical materials.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe the relationship between basic science, applied techniques, and clinical dentistry as well as the evidence-based dentistry in dental practice.
2. Discuss mechanical properties of various materials and describe its importance for materials used in dentistry.
3. Discuss physical properties of various materials and describe its importance for materials used in dentistry.
4. Describe the basic composition and thermal properties of dental waxes, and describe its importance in dentistry.
5. Describe manufacturing, compositions, and properties of different types of gypsum products.
6. Define a colloid and give examples of reversible and irreversible hydrocolloid materials used in dentistry.
7. Discuss polymerization reactions and introduce polymeric materials used in dentistry.
8. Identify the components and properties of elastomeric impression materials and describe their functions.
9. Describe a phase diagram and metallic solidification processing, and micro-structural changes accompany different heat treatments of metallic materials.

UWSOD Competencies: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 13, 14

Date last updated: 2017-04-13