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  • Course Code :
    PROS 241
  • Level :
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Faculty of Oral & Dental Medicine

Instructor information :

Area of Study :

• To present the basic properties of dental materials as they are related to clinical manipulation by the dentist. • To bridge the gap between the knowledge obtained in the basic course in materials science, chemistry, and physics and the dental operatory.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Identify the change of state, the interatomic bonds and the crystalline and non crystalline structure.
2- Define the different physical properties.
3- Define the different mechanical properties
4- Recognize the different testing methodology for the different properties.
5- Discuss the biocompatibility of dental materials
6- Define adhesion and cohesion and the factors affecting them
7- Explain enamel and dentin bonding mechanisms
8- Recognize the different classification of polymers and their structure
9- Explain the polymerization mechamisms
10- Define copolymerization, cross linking and plasticizers
11- Outline the physical properties of polymers
12- List the applications of polymers in dentistry
13- Describe metals and alloys
14- Explain solidification, and microstructure of metals
15- Distinguish wrought metals
16- Relate between microstructure of metals and mechanical properties
17- Define coring and homogenization
18- State the different methods of altering mechanical properties of alloys
19- List the different solid state reactions occurring in alloys.
20- Define tarnish and corrosion, state the different types.
21- Explain the electrochemical corrosion, identify the different types and its application in dentistry.
22- Discuss protection against corrosion

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Demonstrate appropriate professional attitudes and behavior in dealing with staff members & helping personnel.
2- Apply the information technology as a mean of communication for data collection and analysis and for life-long learning..

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Categorize the different materials according to their microstructure.
2- Determine the use of different materials consistent with their physical, mechanical, biological, and chemical properties.
3- Recognize the different testing machine and their use.
4- Find out the behavior of different materials during service in oral cavity.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Communicate effectively with colleagues, staff members and helping personnel
2- Demonstrate appropriate professional attitude and behavior in different situations

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction 4 Introduction Introduction
Metallurgy 4 Metallurgy Metallurgy
Metallurgy 4 Metallurgy Metallurgy
Metallurgy 4 Metallurgy Metallurgy
Tarnish and Corrosion 4 Tarnish and Corrosion Tarnish and Corrosion
Structure of Matter 4 Structure of Matter Structure of Matter
Mechanical properties. 4 Mechanical properties. Mechanical properties.
Mechanical properties. 4 Mechanical properties. Mechanical properties.
Mechanical properties. 4 Mechanical properties. Mechanical properties.
Physical Properties 4 Physical Properties Physical Properties
Physical Properties 4 Physical Properties Physical Properties
Adhesion 4 Adhesion Adhesion
Polymers 4 Polymers Polymers

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Book Author Publisher
Phillips' Science of Dental Materials Aunsavice Saunders

Course notes :

Hand out : available for students from the department

Recommended books :

• Restorative Dental materials edited by RG Craig. • Phillips' Science of Dental materials.

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