To provide the students with in depth knowledge in the restoration of all classes
of dental lesions and the clinical handling of all classes of direct restoratives used
in the dental practice.
To introduce the students to the biological considerations in operative dentistry,
caries detection and the management of grossly carious teeth.
To familiarize students with the criteria for evaluating existing restorations.
To introduce the students to the concepts of esthetic dentistry including color
science and discoloration of dentition.
Intended Learning Outcomes:
Successful completion of this module should lead to the following learning outcomes:
Students should gain essentials of basic knowledge and understanding of the
concepts, principles and theories related to Operative Dentistry.
Students should be able to discuss and explain the interaction between tooth
anatomy and histology and the process of dental caries within the context of
Students should be able to visualize, discuss and explain the concept and
principles of cavity preparation.
Students should be able to discuss the steps of cavity preparation for
individual lesions and the relation between the preparation features and the
properties and characteristics of the restorative materials and techniques
employed to restore the prepared cavity.
Students should be able to understand and appreciate the biological aspects
of operative dentistry.
Students should be able to understand and appreciate the concepts of
esthetic dentistry and color science.
A. Knowledge and Understanding (student should)
Develop a wide range of back-ground knowledge and understanding of the
basic principles of Operative Dentistry and management of dental lesions.
Have in depth knowledge in the principles and detailed features of different
types of cavity preparations for metallic and tooth-colored restoratives.
Develop wide range knowledge and understanding of the instrumentation
used in Operative Dentistry and the handling techniques for the restorative
Be able to discuss and explain the biological aspects of operative dentistry.
Be able to discuss and explain the concepts of esthetic dentistry and color
B. Intellectual skills - with ability to