Apply the knowledge of the basic dental sciences (dental anatomy, histology
and dental caries) within the context of Operative Dentistry.
Understand and relate the properties and behavior of restorative dental
materials to the concepts behind cavity preparation.
Understand and appreciate the biological aspects of Operative Dentistry and
material applications in Operative Dentistry.
Integrate the knowledge and understanding of the esthetic needs and
consideration with the properties and limitations of clinical dental material
C. Subject specific skills – with ability to
Classify different classes of carious and non-carious lesions and explain in
details the principles of cavity preparation and the specific features of all
types of cavity preparations for metallic and tooth-colored restoratives.
Identify and explain the uses of instruments used in Operative Dentistry.
Select and explain the principles for handling various restorative dental
materials in the restoration of the prepared cavities.
To discuss and explain the biological aspects of operative dentistry.
To discuss and explain the concepts of esthetic dentistry and color science.
D. Transferable skills – with ability to
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
Teaching methods
Duration : 32 weeks in 1 st and 2 nd semesters (3 rd year), 32 hours in total
Lectures : 28 hours, 1 per week (including two 1-hour 1 st and 2 nd exams and one
2-hours final exam)
Methods of Evaluation
First exam: 25 points, MCQs or essay type (to be announced)
Second exam: 25 points, MCQs
Final Exam: 50 points, MCQs