Classify different classes of carious and non-carious lesions and clinically apply
the principles and the specific features of cavity preparation for metallic and
Identify and explain the uses of instruments used in Operative Dentistry.
Select and handle various restorative dental materials used in the restoration of
the prepared cavities properly, safely and efficiently.
To discuss and explain the biological aspects of operative dentistry.
To discuss and explain the concepts of esthetic dentistry and color science.
D. Transferrable Skills:
Utilize the modern sources of information such as the internet and data basis to
develop and update the knowledge in the field of Conservative Dentistry.
Appreciate the importance of clinical and laboratory based research in the
development of new categories of restorative dental materials.
Understand the importance of Operative Dentistry as a part of an integrated
treatment plan that cover the dental needs of a patient and the importance of
consultation with other specialties, referral and team work.
Duration: 30 weeks in 1 and 2 semesters (3 year), 60 hours in total
Lectures/Practical Sessions: 60 hours, one 2-hour session per week (including one hour
final practical exam).
Methods of Evaluation
Daily projects: 60% of the final mark.
Final and midterm exam: 40% of the final mark.
All timed practical exercises must be completed during a timed laboratory period and
submitted for grading, each exercise is given a mark out of 10.
Requirements (For Practical & Clinical Courses)
Each student should bring:
Calcium Hydroxide applicator
A variety of High speed and low speed cutting burs and composite finishing
Maxillary and Mandibular jaws
Acrylic and natural teeth.
Course Contents & Weights