OPER 224   Preclinical Operative Dentistry III

Cr: 2  (1 Lec., 3 Pract.)  Prerequisite OPER 223

The course focuses on properties, manipulation, and application of dental restorations. Moreover, the course emphasizes on when is it necessary; and how to provide pulp protection, with highlights on recent materials used for this purpose. Principles of extensive cavity preparation of amalgam as well as inlay gold restoration are also featured. Intensive training will be provided on the application of various dental restorative materials under complete isolation using rubber dam. All topics are introduced in the form of lectures and clinical simulation sessions simultaneously to reinforce student’s intellectual and practical skills.