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Dental Materials II

DA 125W

Dental Materials II

DA 125W

Course Description

Prerequisites DA 110, DA 110LW, DA 113W, DA 114W, DA 117W, and HSC 140 with a "C" (2.0) minimum grade in each. Concurrent enrollment in DA 120, DA 120LW, DA 121W, and DA 125LW. Introduces the theory of indirect and adjunct restorative procedures. (30-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Identify impression materials used in dentistry.

Objectives:

  • Describe the types of various preliminary and final impression materials.
  • Identify the composition of the components of hydrocolloid (irreversible and reversible), polysulfide, polyether, and vinylpolysiloxane impression materials.
  • Describe the properties and characteristics of each category of impression materials.
  • Describe the uses of each type of impression material.

Identity various gypsum products used in dentistry.

Objectives:

  • Identify the origin and composition of various gypsum products.
  • Identify the properties, characteristics, and uses of gypsum products.
  • Discuss the various types of die and other gypsum materials used in commercial dental labs.

Identify and manipulate acrylics (plastics) and ceramics used in dentistry.

Objectives:

  • Identify the chemical composition of acrylics (plastics), porcelain, and ceramics.
  • Identify the properties, characteristics, and uses of various acrylic and ceramic materials.
  • Differentiate between light cure and auto cure acrylic materials and their uses.
  • Discuss production of indirect acrylic restorations, other acrylic products, and oral appliances.
  • Discuss the application process of acrylic and ceramic materials.

Identify and observe the manipulation and application of dental waxes.

Objectives:

  • Identify the categories of various dental waxes.
  • Identify the composition and uses of various dental waxes.

Discuss precious and nonprecious metals used in dentistry and their applications.

Objectives:

  • Describe the terminology pertaining to different dental alloys and gold.
  • Identify the four types of gold and their uses.
  • Describe the components and functions of alloys used for partial dentures.

Identify and manipulate dental cements (luting agents).

Objectives:

  • Describe chemical compositions, properties, and characteristics of different types of dental cements.
  • Describe pros and cons of properties of different luting materials.
  • Discuss the uses, manipulation, and application of cements.

Identify and manipulate polishers and abrasives.

Objectives:

  • Describe various types of polishing agents and abrasives.
  • Discuss using polishing agents and abrasives.
  • Descrobe the polishing and cleaning procedure for removable oral appliances.
  • Describe the chemical compositions, properties, and characteristics of various polishing agents and abrasives.