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Dental Curriculum Threads

Introduction to Operative Dentistry

Course Director: Alireza Sadr
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 1

Course Overview

This course presents basic operative topics in lecture format, preparing the student for upcoming courses that provide hands-on operative experience in the simulation labs and clinics. Students examine the underlying principles of dental health and disease, diagnosis and treatment in operative dentistry, as well as materials used in clinical practice.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe dental caries classifications, risk assessment, and risk management based on national and international guidelines.
2. Apply ethical decision-making and the logic of surgical cavity preparation techniques to clinical scenarios involving dental caries and defects.
3. Apply a basic knowledge of dental composites, bonding agents, and photo-curing strategies to a clinical scenario.
4. Integrate relevant information from patient cases and the dental literature to formulate appropriate diagnostic or treatment decisions.
5. Assess cavity preparations and restorations using accepted clinical nomenclature and standards of clinical care in use in UWSOD clinics.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-10, CE-03, C-03, CE-06, C-02, C-09, CE-07, C-06, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-16, C-17, C-28, C-15, C-18, C-24, C-25, C-26, C-19, C-22, C-23

Date last updated: 2024-03-21