This course provides both the theoretical and laboratory/clinical applications of   dental materials in the oral environment.  From this knowledge base, students learn to understand the role of dental materials in the delivery of preventative and restorative care.  The composition, properties, and manipulation of materials used in dentistry, as well as procedures used during  application, will be emphasized.

Textbox:

Dental Materials, Properties and Manipulation. 9th edition edited by John M. Powers and John Wataha, 2008

Course Description:

This course provides both the theoretical and laboratory/clinical applications of   dental materials in the oral environment.  From this knowledge base, students learn to understand the role of dental materials in the delivery of preventative and restorative care.  The composition, properties, and manipulation of materials used in dentistry, as well as procedures used during  application, will be emphasized.

Textbox:

Dental Materials, Properties and Manipulation. 9th edition edited by John M. Powers and John Wataha, 2008.

Dental Materials 1 Course:

This course focuses on the development of the relationships between properties and composition of six categories of dental materials which are most often used in dental practice.  Each sub-objective will allow the student to describe the effect of variations in the manufacturer’s recommended manipulation procedures for a given material system on potential clinical outcome, basing the decision on the fundamental physical, chemical and mechanical properties of each specific material.