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DHE 132 - Dental Materials

2 Credits, 2 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 0 lab periods

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

Prerequisite(s): DHE 101 , DHE 101LC , DHE 104 , DHE 104LB , DHE 107 , DHE 112 , DHE 116 , and DHE 116LC .
Corequisite(s): DHE 119 , DHE 120 , DHE 122 , DHE 132LB , DHE 150 , DHE 150LB , DHE 150LC  
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course. DAE 164  can be substituted for DHE 132 if completed within the last three years, see academic advisor or faculty for information regarding course substitution. To substitute DAE 164  for DHE 132, student must have current CDA certification.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, Globally Harmonized System (GHS),  and manufacturer’s’ Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
  2. Compare and contrast different dental restorative materials and their biocompatibility significance.
  3. Explain the importance of the study of dental materials.
  4. Identify, synthesize, and evaluate dental materials in radiographic imagery.
  5. Demonstrate effective communication skills using verbal, non-verbal, and written forms.
  6. 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 waves, cements, preventive sealants, and restorative materials.
  4. Prepare materials to make occlusal registration for articulating study casts.
  5. Prepare, box, and pour elastic, plastic, and rigid impression materials.
  6. Prepare and pour dentulous and endentulous study casts using gypsum products.
  7. Construct individualized custom trays 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. Properties of matter
    3. Physical and chemical properties required for dental materials
    4. Precautions
      1. Handling materials
      2. Hazardous substances
      3. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations
    5. Safe use of laboratory equipment
  2. 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
      1. Esthetic
      2. Amalgam
      3. Finish and polish  esthetic and amalgam restorations
  3. 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
  4. Impression Materials
    1. Types of impression materials
    2. Types of impression trays
    3. Agar hydrocolloid (reversible hydrocolloid)
    4. Rubber impression materials and elastomers
    5. Alginate
    6. Bite registration
    7. Disinfection of impressions
  5. 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
  6. Miscellaneous Dental Materials
    1. Uses of resins and acrylic
    2. Waxes
    3. Dental ceramics and porcelain
    4. Polishing and cleaning agents
    5. Periodontal dressings
  7. Gold, Non-Precious Alloys, and Casting of Metals
    1. Gold foil
    2. Gold casting alloys
    3. Wrought metals
    4. Dental implant materials

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2018/19