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Biomaterials

  • Course Code :
    PROS 242
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Faculty of Oral & Dental Medicine

Instructor information :

Area of Study :

• To analyze the benefits and limitations of dental materials. • To make rational decisions on the selection of dental materials and use in a clinical practice.

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Biomaterials

Models and die materials , invesiment materials waxes impresion materials , dental casting and base metal alloys , casting technolgy and joining of metals amalgum and cental ceramics , poreclian metal restorations , dental cements , denture base resin , direct ethetic restorative materials

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Understanding chemistry of setting, basic principles and technical considerations of gypsum / products list the different die materials used in dentistry
2- Recognize the requirements, components and types of investment materials
3- Recognize the purpose, requirements, classifications, and general characteristics of impression materials list the different types, properties, compositions of waxes
4- Identify casting procedures and the possible defects
5- Recognize the different types of dental casting alloys, their properties, methods of casting and uses.
6- Identify the different types of wrought base metal alloys and their properties Express metal joining terminology
7- Describe soldering and welding procedures
8- Recognize the structure, properties and technical considerations of dental amalgam.
9- Identify the types, properties, processing techniques of denture base resins.
10- List the different resilient liners and tissue conditioners for dentures.
11- Identify the different types of direct esthetic restorative materials, their requirements, compositions, properties and clinical applications.
12- Recognize the different classes of ceramics, their compositions and method of strengthening.
13- Discuss dental cements, their classification, uses and properties.
14- Discuss the newly introduced materials and describe a criterion for their selection.

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..
3- Handle with care any materials and equipments.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Identify the different dental materials and their mode of supply.
2- Properly manipulate the different dental materials.
3- Select the appropriate material suitable for each clinical situation.
4- Point out the different prosthesis.

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
Model and Die Materials 4 Impression Materials Impression Materials
Investment Materials 4 Impression Materials Impression Materials
Casting technology 4 Model and Die Materials Model and Die Materials
Dental Casting Alloys 4 Investment Materials Investment Materials + Casting Technology
Impression Materials 4 1st mid-term exam + Ceramics
Dental Cements 4 Non-Metallic Denture Base Materials Non-Metallic Denture Base Materials
Direct Esthetic Restorative Materials 4 Dental Cements Dental Cements
None Metallic Denture Base 4 Dental Cements Dental Cements
Dental Ceramics 4 Dental Amalgam Dental Amalgam
Dental Amalgam 4 2nd mid-term exam + Dental Amalgam Dental Amalgam
Wrought Wire Alloys 4 Direct Anterior Esthetic Materials Direct Anterior Esthetic Materials
Joining of metals and alloys 4 Direct Anterior Esthetic Materials Direct Anterior Esthetic Materials

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Lectures
Practical
small group sessions.

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Final written Examination 25.00 16
first mid term 15.00 5 knowledge and understanding
Oral Examination 10.00 16 knowledge and understanding.
Practical Examination 15.00 15 practical skills
second mid term 15.00 10 knowledge and understanding
Semester Work 20.00 practical skills

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Books:

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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