Sep 23, 2023  
2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog
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DHY 224 - Dental Materials

Last Date of Approval: Spring 2023

1 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 8
Total Lab Hours: 7
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
This course will cover the various materials used in restorative dentistry and other specialty areas in dentistry. Some of which are used to fabricate dental appliances and others for tooth restoration. Lecture and laboratory components will help students develop an understanding of the composition, properties, structure, and manipulative variables of dental materials historically used in dentistry as well as new materials and techniques that are rapidly evolving. Emphasis centers on practical application as well as clinical applications of materials and the need for educating patients regarding these materials along with the techniques for placement of materials in the oral cavity. This course is only offered to students who are accepted into the dental hygiene program. This course will help students develop knowledge of dental materials and use these skills to critically think as they evaluate dental hygiene patients. 

Corequisites: DHY 278, DHY 280 
Mode(s) of Instruction: traditional/face-to-face

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: None

Common Course Assessment(s): Comprehensive Final

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify different types of impression and model materials and recognize when to use each type.
  • Define stress, strain, compression, tension, shear, and creep as they relate to restorative materials.
  • Learn how cements are used in dentistry.
  • Identify the materials that are used in preparing and placing restorations, partial dentures, dentures, and implants.

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