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Dental Materials Science 2

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

Course Overview

This course is a continuation of DENTPC 523. Students apply their college knowledge of chemistry, physics, and biology to the basic science of materials used in dentistry, and 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. Classify direct gold filling materials according to the manufacturing processes used.
2. Classify dental casting alloys according to their components and functions.
3. Classify investment materials according to their compositions and desired properties.
4. Explain the lost-wax technique, casting procedures, and associated casting problems.
5. Compare the effects of materials and devices used for finishing and polishing procedures.
6. Describe the development, compositions, properties, and potential challenges of dental amalgam materials.
7. Describe the development, compositions, and properties of both resin-based composite filling and dental adhesive systems.
8. Discuss the use of ceramic materials in dentistry including the porcelain-fused-to-metal restoration and bonding mechanisms.
9. Discuss the ceramic materials for all-ceramic prostheses.
10. Explain the development, compositions, and properties of dental cements.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-03, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-15, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-28, CE-05, CE-06

Date last updated: 2022-03-29