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Dental Materials Science 1

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

Course Overview

This course teaches first-year dental students to apply their college knowledge of chemistry, physics, and biology to the basic science of materials used in dentistry. Students will learn compositions, properties, and manipulation techniques of biomaterials used in dental applications.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe the relationship between basic science, applied techniques, and evidence-based clinical dentistry.
2. Discuss the mechanical properties and testing of materials used in dentistry.
3. Discuss the physical properties of materials that are important in dentistry.
4. Discuss the impact of polymerization reactions on polymeric materials used in dentistry.
5. Compare reversible and irreversible hydrocolloid materials used in dentistry.
6. Identify the components, properties, and functions of elastomeric impression materials.
7. Describe phase diagram application, metallic solidification, and micro-structural changes in heat treatments of metallic materials.
8. Identify the compositions and properties of direct gold filling materials and common casting materials 9. Classify investment materials according to their compositions and properties.
10. Explain the lost-wax technique, casting procedures, and associated casting problems.

UWSOD Competencies: C-14, C-28, C-15, C-19, C-20, C-21, CE-05

Date last updated: 2024-01-02