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Operative Dentistry 3

Course Director: Alireza Sadr
Credits: 3
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 2

Course Overview

This course covers the surgical management of and restoration techniques for conservative one surface, two-surface, and three-surface restorations. Students will practice surgical preparation skills, the application of bonding agents, the placement of restorative materials (composites, amalgams, and glass ionomers), and the finishing and polishing of restorations. They will recognize how patient disease activity, risk assessment, restorative diagnosis and treatment planning, patient priorities, and anatomical variations impact the restoration of teeth. They will apply the principles of ergonomics and patient positioning, workplace organization and safety, appropriate communication, and professional behavior to their clinical practice.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Apply the principles of cavity preparation designs under various clinical parameters for conservative Class 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 restorations.
2. Perform the preparation and restoration of conservative Class 1-5 restorations to a clinicallyacceptable level.
3. Accurately self-evaluate your own work using the principles of cavity preparation and restoration.
4. Appropriately manipulate dental materials (resin composites, bonding agents, glass ionomers, and amalgam).
5. Formulate the most appropriate treatment solutions for a patient case based on integrated didactic information, the literature, and clinical information.
6. Function in the pre-clinical environment with demonstrating good communication, organization, productivity, and professionalism.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-05, C-06, C-07, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15,
C-18, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-24, C-25, C-28, CE-03, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2021-09-01