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Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

  • Identify the changes of state in interatomic bonds and in crystalline, and non- crystalline structures
  • Define the different physical properties
  • Define the different mechanical properties
  • Recognize the different testing methodology for different properties
  • Discuss the biocompatibility of dental materials
  • Define adhesion and cohesion and the factors affecting them
  • Explain enamel and dentin bonding mechanisms
  • Recognize the different classification of polymers and their structure
  • Explain the polymerization mechanisms
  • Define copolymerization, cross linking, and plasticizers
  • Outline the physical properties of polymers
  • List the applications of polymers in dentistry
  • Describe metals and alloys
  • Explain the solidification and microstructure of metals
  • Distinguish wrought metals
  • Relate between microstructure of metals and their mechanical properties
  • Define coring and homogenization
  • State the different methods of altering mechanical properties of alloys
  • List the different solid state reactions occurring in alloys
  • Define tarnish and corrosion, and state the different types
  • Explain the electrochemical corrosion, identify the different types, and their application in dentistry
  • Discuss protection against corrosion
  • Understanding the chemistry of setting, basic principles and technical considerations of gypsum products listed for the different die materials used in dentistry
  • Recognize the purpose, requirements, classifications, and general characteristics of materials used in molding impressions list the different types, properties, compositions of waxes
  • Identify casting procedures and their possible defects
  • Recognize the different types of dental casting alloys, their properties, methods of casting, and uses
  • Identify the different types of wrought base metal alloys and their properties
  • Describe soldering and welding procedures and metal terminologies
  • Recognize the structure, properties, and technical considerations of dental amalgam
  • Identify the types, properties, processing techniques of denture base resins
  • List the different resilient liners and tissue conditioners for dentures
  • Identify the different types of direct esthetic restorative materials, their requirements, compositions, properties and clinical applications
  • Recognize the different classes of ceramics, their compositions, and methods of strengthening
  • Discuss dental cements, their classification, uses, and properties
  • Discuss the newly introduced materials and describe the criteria for their selection.

Intellectual Skills

  • Demonstrate appropriate professional attitudes and behavior in dealing with staff members and helping personnel
  • Apply information technology as a mean of communication for data collection and analysis, and for lifelong learning
  • Handle with care any materials and equipments.

Professional and Practical Skills

  • Categorize the different materials according to their microstructure
  • Determine the use of different materials consistent with their physical, mechanical, biological, and chemical properties
  • Recognize the different testing machines and their use
  • Find out the behavior of different materials during their insertion in the oral cavity
  • Identify the different dental materials, and their mode of supply
  • Properly manipulate the different dental materials
  • Select the appropriate material suitable for each clinical situation
  • Point out the different prostheses