Course Catalog » Course Listing for Preventive & Restorative Dental Sciences

104  Introductory Biomaterials Science  (2 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): S. Habelitz

Restrictions: Enrollment as ID3 students.      

The focus is on the structure-properties relationships in dental materials and teeth, the study of materials used to restore function to the oral cavity, and the interaction of materials with the environment in the oral cavity.

106  Endodontic, Restorative and Prosthodontic Procedures  (12 units)   Summer

Instructor(s): N. Nayyar, N. Abed, D. Mendoza, D. Graham, R. Rai, D. Rising       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: Enrollment as ID3 students.       Activities: Lecture, Laboratory

This course provides updated information and skills development in the basic disciplines of restorative dentistry, endodontics, operative dentistry, and fixed and removable prosthodontics. It is designed for graduate dentists trained in international programs to master skills needed to practice dentistry in the U.S.

116  Morphology, Restorative Techniques & Biomaterial Science I  (4 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): D. Graham, D. Fried, D. Mendoza, R. Rai, N. Abed

Restrictions: D1 students       Activities: Lecture, Laboratory

Students will learn the basic morphology of anterior teeth; the concepts of preventive, conservative, and traditional dental therapies will be introduced; and students will learn the material science and materials used in dentistry.

117  Morphology, Restorative Techniques & Biomaterial Science II  (6 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): D. Graham, D. Mendoza, M. Dellinges, R. Ho, S. Habelitz, R. Rai       Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of PRDS 116 or consent of instructor.

Restrictions: D1 students       Activities: Lecture, Laboratory

Students will learn the morphology of posterior teeth, practice techniques to prepare, temporize, and restore teeth with appropriate dental materials including amalgam, acrylic resins, glass ionomer, and composite.

118  Biomaterial Science & Cast Restorations in Dentistry  (4 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): D. Graham, R. Rai, N. Abed, D. Mendoza, S. Ho       Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of PRDS 117 or consent of instructor

Restrictions: D1 Students       Activities: Lecture, Laboratory

Students will learn the preparation, impression, laboratory fabrication and delivery of cast restorations.

126  Removable Partial Dentures & Advanced Restorative Techniques  (6 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): M. Dellinges, D. Mendoza, N. Abed       Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of PRDS 118 or consent of instructor

Restrictions: D2 students       Activities: Lecture, Laboratory

Students will learn principles and laboratory techniques used in the treatment of partially edentulous patients using removable and fixed dentures, and will prepare for and restore an extracornal amalgam.

127  Complete Dentures, Endodontics, & Adv Restorative Techniques  (7 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): M. Dellinges, D. Rising, D. Mendoza       Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of PRDS 126 or consent of instructor

Restrictions: D2 students       Activities: Lecture, Laboratory

This course covers principles and lab techniques used to treat completely edentulous patients, for fabricating anterior porcelain baked to metal crowns, for concepts and techniques of endodontic treatment and restoration of anterior teeth, and for restoring Class II and IV composites.

128  Complete Dentures, Fixed Partial Dentures and Endodontics  (9 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): N. Nayyar, D. Mendoza, D. Rising, M. Dellinges, N. Abed       Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of PRDS 127 or consent of instructor

Restrictions: D2 students       Activities: Lecture, Laboratory

This course provides the basic principles and laboratory techniques used to treat completely edentulous patients, principles and laboratory techniques for restoring anterior teeth with porcelain veneers, posterior teeth with amalgam, composite, porcelain baked to metal crowns, and fixed partial dentures, and the concepts and techniques of endodontic treatment and restoration of posterior teeth.

180  Teaching Methodologies in Dental Education  (0.5 - 2 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): J. Essex, M. Le       Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of D1 and D2 curriculum or equivalent.

Restrictions: 3rd and 4th year dental and international dental students, or consent of course director.       Activities: Seminar

This is an elective course designed to introduce pre-doctoral dental students to instructional methods and curriculum development. Preparatory seminars and web-based work reviewing relevant educational literature and student teaching experiences in clinics and laboratories provide experience in teaching and assessment in dental education.