UW School of Dentistry


Dental Curriculum Threads

Operative Dentistry 2

Course Director: John Wataha
Credits: 5
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 2

Course Overview

Students become familiar with and obtain proficiency in applied dental materials, advanced concepts of tooth restoration, etiology and preventive aspects of caries, and caries management by risk assessment. Students learn and develop the surgical skills for the restoration of multisurface pathologic lesions of teeth. Ergonomics and ethics have high emphasis.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Apply the principles of surgical cavity preparation under various clinical parameters to design class 1 restorations.
2. Surgically prepare and restore class 1 and preventive resin preparations to a clinically acceptable level while maintaining self-health (ergonomics) and within defined time constraints.
3. Evaluate class 1 preparations and restorations using principles of cavity preparation. Accurately self-evaluate work.
4. Appropriately manipulate composites and bonding agents.
5. Integrate and apply didactic information, the literature, and clinical information to formulate the most appropriate treatment solutions for a patient case.
6. Function in the pre-clinical environment with good communication, organization, productivity, and professionalism.

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

Date last updated: 2018‐01‐22