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Postgraduate Course: Dental Materials Science (DENT12050)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 12 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course aims to cover key attributes of dental material science as applied to the restorative and prosthodontic care of a patient.

By completing this course students will have greater awareness of the vast range of dental materials available on commercial dental markets. They will also critically explore the current scientific literature and experimental models used in their verification so as to inform their practice.
Course description Practical implementation of a treatment plan, requires detailed knowledge of a wide range of dental materials and how to manipulate them. Understanding material behaviour will also enable effective communication of their advantages and disadvantages when gaining informed consent for treatment.

This course is delivered using seminars, lectures and pre-recorded lectures (delivered using Media Hopper via Learn VLE). It will also supplement courses for removable prosthodontics and fundamentals of fixed prosthodontics.

Topics covered include:

1. Material properties
2. Direct restorative materials
3. Dental Ceramics
4. Dental alloys
5. Dentine bonding
6. Denture base materials
7. Cement lutes
8. Impression, provisional and bite registration materials.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 30, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 8, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 156 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written examination: 100% weighting
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of dental material properties in the prosthodontic management of patients.
  2. Have knowledge of commonly utilised laboratory tests used to assess dental materials.
  3. Apply their understanding of dental material properties to situations of restoration failure to determine their cause.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of material property differences for dental restorations fabricated using traditional or Computer Assisted Design Computer Assisted Manufacturing (CADCAM) processes.
Reading List
Reading lists will be provided via Learn VLE and Discovered.

Additional supporting resources will be provide via pre-recorded lectures and clinical demonstrations accessible from Media Hopper (accessed through Learn VLE).
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 1. Develop a comprehensive knowledge base of dental materials.
2. Be able to problem solve types of restoration failure.
3. Demonstrate critical thinking in Prosthesis design influenced by dental material choice and its potential impact on longevity.
KeywordsDental Material Science,DMS,Prosthodontics
Course organiserDr Krishna Bhatia
Tel: (0131) 536 3976
Course secretaryMs Anna Atluri
Tel: (0131) 536 3982
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