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John C. Wataha
RES D 520
Seattle Campus

P-Introduction to Operative Dentistry Technique

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.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

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.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by John C. Wataha
Date: 09/01/2011