Catalog 2016-2017 
    Dec 15, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DENT 117 Dental Materials I

3 credits
This theory and laboratory course introduces the student to selected dental materials and to basic restorative dentistry procedures and techniques, and is designed to give students a working knowledge of skills required for restorative dentistry.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Assistant program.

Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Discuss classes of dental materials used in dentistry
  • Understand the purpose and usefulness of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and the importance of safe material handling
  • Discuss physical and mechanical properties and characteristics of dental materials
  • Discuss the properties, characteristics and uses of dental materials introduced this quarter, and principles for manipulation
  • Manipulate the dental materials introduced this quarter following the manufacturers’ directions and safety precautions
  • Understand the principles of selected restorative dentistry skills and procedures including self-evaluation criteria