The University of Jordan
Faculty of Dentistry
Department of Conservative Dentistry
Year 2013-2014
Course Title: Conservative Dentistry 1 - Theory
Course Code: 1302315
Semester: : first and second semesters
Prerequisite: None
Course Coordinator: Dr. Sahar Taha
Instructors:
Name
e-mail
Office Hours
Dr. Sahar Taha
staha@ju.edu.jo
11:00-1:00 Sun.
12:30-2:30 Tues.
Dr. Susan Hattar
s.hattar@ju.edu.jo
12:00-1:00 Sun.
11:00-12:00 Mon.
Dr. Mohammad lrabab’ah
malrababah@ju.edu.jo
1:00-2:00 Mon.
10:00-1:00 Wed.
Dr. Yara Oweis
yara.oweis@ju.edu.jo
12:30-2:30 Wed.
Dr. Mariam Al-Abdalla
z.bitar@ju.edu.jo
11:00-12:00 Sun.
11:00-12:00 Wed.
Dr. Abeer Al-Hadid
Course Objectives:
Course objectives are:
To provide the students with knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals
of Operative Dentistry necessary to be able to deal with patients that needs
operative treatment in a clinical setting.
To review the topics related to tooth anatomy, histology and principles of dental
caries within the context of Operative Dentistry.
To introduce the students to concepts and principles of cavity preparation.
To provide the students with in depth knowledge into the preparation of all
types of cavities encountered in the dental practice.
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
Operative Dentistry.
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
materials employed.
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
science.
B. Intellectual skills - with ability to
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 1st and 2nd semesters (3rd year), 32 hours in total
Lectures: 28 hours, 1 per week (including two 1-hour 1st and 2nd 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
Course Contents & Weights
Lecturer
Serial
Topic
1
Introduction to operative dentistry
Dr. Sahar
2
Tooth structure ( Enamel & Dentine)
Dr. Sahar
3
Instruments used in operative dentistry 1
Dr. Sahar
4
Principles of cavity preparation
Dr. Sahar
5
Class I cavity preparation
Dr. Sahar
6
Dental caries I
Dr. Sahar
7
Dental Caries II
Dr. Sahar
8
Class II cavity preparation
Dr. Sahar
9
Instruments used in operative dentistry II
Dr. Sahar
First Examination
10
Matrices
Dr.Al-Rabab’ah
11
Placement of amalgam restoration
Dr.Al-Rabab’ah
12
Class III cavity Preparation
Dr. Suzan
13
Class IV cavity Preparation
Dr. Suzan
Second Semester
14
Field isolation for restorative dentistry
Dr. Sahar
15
Class V cavity Preparation
Dr. Suzan
16
Bonding techniques to tooth structure
Dr. Suzan
17
Placement of composite restorations
Dr. Suzan
18
Pulp Protection (Liners and Bases)
Dr.Yara
Second Exam.
19
Clinical Handling of Glass-Ionomer
Dr.Yara
20
Treatment of grossly carious teeth
Dr.Yara
21
Pin-retained restorations
Dr. Yara
22
Posterior Composites
Dr. Yara
23
Caries detection
Dr. Abeer
24
Evaluation criteria for restorations
Dr. Sahar
25
Tooth Discoloration: Etiology and Diagnosis
Dr. Suzan
26
Dentine-Pulp complex histopathology
Dr. Sahar
27
Biomemtic Approach in Operative Dentistry
Dr.Al-Rabab’ah
28
Occupational and Environmental hazard
in
Dr. Mariam
Operative Dentistry
Final Examination
Attendance
Lecture attendance is obligatory. The handout and recommended textbook are not
comprehensive and additional material will be covered in lectures. 15% allowed
absence is granted for students by the university law.
References & Reading Materials
1. Strongly recommended:
The Art and Science of Operative Dentistry; Sturdevant C M, Barton R E,
Sockwell C L, Strickland W D, 5th edition, Mosby Co. St. Louis.
2. Also recommended:
Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry: A Contemporary Approach;
Summitt J B, Robbins J W, Hilton T J, Schwartz R S, Santos J, 3rd edition,
Quintessence Pub Co.
Pickard’s Manual of Operative Dentistry; Kidd E A M, Smith B G N and
Pickard H M, 6th edition, Oxford Medical Publications.
Expected Workload
On average you should expect to spend between 2 to 3 hours per week on this
course.
Feedback
Concerns or complaints should be expressed in the first instance to the course
instructor. If no resolution is forthcoming then the issue should be brought to the
attention of the Department Chair and if still unresolved to the Dean. Questions
about the material covered in the lectures, notes on the content of the course, its
teaching and assessment methods can be also sent by e-mail.