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DAE 164LB - Dental Materials Lab

1 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
0 lecture periods 3 lab periods

This is the lab portion of DAE 164 . Chemical and physical properties of dental materials used in dental practice. Includes introduction to dental materials, preventive sealants, restorative materials, dental cements, impression materials, gypsum products, and miscellaneous dental materials. Also includes gold, non-precious alloys, and casting of metals.

Corequisite(s): DAE 159 DAE 160 DAE 161 DAE 162LB DAE 162 DAE 163LC DAE 163 DAE 164 DAE 165LC DAE 165  
Information: Consent of program coordinator is required before enrolling in this course. DHE 132LB  can be substituted for DAE 164LB if completed within the last three years, see academic advisor or faculty for information regarding course substitution. This course meets the CODA Standard for the Dental Hygiene Education program for Advanced Standing (2-4) for the course, DHE 116LC, in the PCC Dental Hygiene program
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, the identification of Globally Harmonized System (GHS), and manufacturer’s’ Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
  2. Define and explain state and federal dental laws and regulations.
  3. Compare and contrast different dental restorative materials and their biocompatibility significance.
  4. Explain the importance of the study of dental materials.
  5. Identify, synthesize, and evaluate dental materials in radiographic imagery.
  6. Demonstrate effective communication skills using verbal, non-verbal, and written forms.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of properties and manipulation of dental materials.
  8. Demonstrate at competency level the use of various types of dental materials.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Identify the properties of matter and materials.
  2. Operate and maintain laboratory equipment safely.
  3. Prepare dental waxes, cements, preventive sealants, and restorative materials.
  4. Prepare materials to make occlusal registration for articulating study casts.
  5. Prepare and pour elastic, plastic, and rigid impression materials.
  6. Prepare and pour study casts using gypsum products.
  7. Fabricate trays, e.g. custom trays, mouth guard, and whitening trays.
  8. Fabricate provisional restorations.
  9. Describe casting techniques and identify metals used in the fabrication of dental prostheses.
  10. Prepare, place, and finish composite and amalgam restorations.

  1. Introduction to Dental Materials
    1. American Dental Association (ADA) specifications
    2. Proper use of PPE with guidance by the Center of Disease Control (CDC)
    3. Properties of matter
    4. Physical and chemical properties required for dental materials
    5. Precautions
      1. Handling materials to the standards of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Pima’s Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)
      2. Hazardous substances as labeled by Globally Harmonized System (GHS)
      3. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations
    6. Safe use of laboratory equipment
  2. Arizona State dental statutes and regulations for auxiliary practitioners
  3. Preventive Sealants and Restorative Materials
    1. Types of preventive sealants
      1. Indications for use
      2. Properties, advantages, and disadvantages
      3. Manipulation
    2. Direct filling materials and armamentarium
      1. Esthetic/ Resins
      2. Amalgam
      3. Finish and polish esthetic and amalgam restorations
      4. Matrices
      5. Rubber dam
  4. Dental Cements
    1. Temporary and permanent cements and cement bases
    2. Composition and uses of various types
    3. Manipulation of cements
    4. Cavity liners and varnishes
    5. Special applications of cements
  5. Impression Materials
    1. Types of impression materials
    2. Types of impression trays
    3. Custom, mouth guard, and whitening trays
    4. Agar hydrocolloid (reversible hydrocolloid)
    5. Rubber impression materials and elastomers
    6. Alginate
    7. Bite registration
    8. Disinfection of impressions
  6. Gypsum Products
    1. Classification of uses of gypsum products
    2. Composition and manufacture
    3. Variables
    4. Manipulation
    5. Construction of model, cast, or die
    6. Modeling trimming
    7. Articulation
  7. Miscellaneous Dental Materials
    1. Uses of resins and acrylic
    2. Waxes
    3. Dental ceramics and porcelain
    4. Polishing and cleaning agents
    5. Periodontal dressings
    6. Provisional restorations
  8. Gold, Non-Precious Alloys, and Casting of Metals
    1. Gold foil
    2. Gold casting alloys
    3. Wrought metals
    4. Dental implant materials



Effective Term:
Fall 2022