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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 learn how patient disease activity, risk assessment, restorative diagnosis and treatment planning, patient priorities, and anatomical variations impact the restoration of teeth. They will also learn how to 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 through 5 restorations.
2. Demonstrate the restoration of conservative Class 1 through 5 preparations to a clinically acceptable level.
3. Accurately self-evaluate the use of the principles of cavity preparation and restoration.
4. Demonstrate appropriate manipulation of dental materials (resin composites, bonding agents, glass ionomers, and amalgam).
5. Formulate the most appropriate treatment solutions for a patient case that is based on integrated didactic information, the literature, and clinical information.
6. Demonstrate good communication, organization, productivity, and professionalism 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-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: 2023-09-12