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DAT 113 - Dental Materials

Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 3 Clinical Hours: 0 Credits: 4

Description: This course is a study of physical and chemical properties of matter and identification, characteristics, and manipulation of dental materials.

Course Topics:
  • Hazardous Materials in the Dental Office
  • Various Restoration Placement
  • Restorative and Esthetic Material
  • Properties of Liners, Varnishes, Bases, and Dentin
  • Dental Impression Materials and Luting Agents
  • Properties of Dental Impression
  • Dental Laboratory Equipment and Wax Materials

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • Safety Glasses
  • Utility Gloves
  • Lab Jacket (Disposable)

Grading System:
An overall grade of B or higher is required for transferability.

A =  90 - 100
B =   80 - 89
C =   70 - 79
D =   60 - 69
F =     0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Discuss management of hazardous materials in the dental office.
  2. Identify the properties of amalgam and composite materials and various restoration placements.
  3. Identify the properties of dental materials used for restorative and esthetic material.
  4. Identify the properties of liners, varnishes, bases, and dentin.
  5. Identify the properties of dental impression material and luting agents.
  6. Demonstrate and describe differences of dental impression materials and luting agents.
  7. Identify the properties of dental impression materials.
  8. Demonstrate the correct mixing techniques for a dental impression.
  9. Identify characteristics of dental laboratory equipment and wax materials as used in dentistry.

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