The scope of this course includes a range of basic and applied sciences that underpin the practice of dentistry. These subjects include: molecular and cellular regulation of tooth development and its supporting tissues, basic chemistry, crystallography and ultra structure of the enamel, dentin, and cementum. The course also familiarizes students with the general composition and main structural features of pulp and periodontal ligament. These subjects will be integrated with the relevant disease processes, for example, dental caries, oral hygiene and fluoride; dental restorations, dentin adhesion, and dentin hypersensitivity. The course also helps the students to develop a spirit of inquiry that leads them to seek better ways to promote and preserve oral and general health.
Prerequisite GHST 222