John C. Wataha
RES D 520
Introduces processes of restoring diseased or damaged tooth structure to proper health, form, function, and esthetics. Emphasis on basic principles of cavity preparation for one-surface restorations. Other considerations include restoration design, proper selection and use of restorative materials, and clinical considerations for restorative treatment planning. Requires demonstration of competence in didactic and practical aspects. Limited opportunity available for introduction to restorative care. Offered: A.
Principles of cavity preparation; Class I, Class I complex, Class V, and Class III surgical preparations. Composite, amalgam and glass ionomer-based restorations. Tooth isolation. Advanced composite and photocuring concepts. Caries excavation and surgical preparation strategies.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Didactic and preclinical exercises.
Class assignments and grading
Quizzes, written examinations, weekly motor skills evaluations, and 2 major preclinical competency examinations.
40% written exams; 20% weekly motor skills exams, 40% preclinical competency exams; bonus for weekly quizzes.