May 2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
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DS 107 - Dental Materials

This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge of dental materials commonly utilized in the general dentistry office. Topics include the chemical and physical properties of and uses, types and applications for a wide variety of common materials used in the dental office. These include gypsum, impression materials, acrylics and/or thermoplastics, waxes, dental cements, and restorative materials. Students will become familiar with laboratory procedures that are commonly performed in the dental office including but not limited to assisting with and/or applying bases, liners and bonding agents, placing, fabricating, and removing provisional restorations, assisting with a direct permanent restoration, preliminary restorations and cleaning and polishing removable dental appliances. Students gain practical experience by manipulating materials and working with dental lab equipment. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 30/30/0/60 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.