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Operative Dentistry 2

Course Director: Alireza Sadr
Credits: 5
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 2

Course Overview

This course builds on and applies the information from DENTPC 530 Introduction to Operative Dentistry. This is the students’ first exposure to practical use of a dental handpiece, cavity preparation, and bonding and placement of one-surface composite restorations. Besides restoration techniques, students also learn clinical and non-clinical skillsets that support the performance of operative dentistry.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Practice operative dentistry ergonomically and safely.
2. Demonstrate clinically acceptable preparation and restoration of one-surface composites, sealants, and preventive resin restorations.
3. Self-evaluate one-surface preparations and restorations based on principles of cavity preparation.
4. Apply the principles of adhesive dentistry to appropriately manipulate composites and bonding agents.
5. Synthesize didactic information, the literature, and clinical information to formulate the most appropriate treatment solutions for patient cases.
6. Practice productivity, critical thinking, communication, workplace organization, and professional behavior in the preclinical environment.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-05, C-06, C-07, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-15, C-19, C21, C-22, C-23, C-25, C-28, CE-03, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2023-07-05