Course Catalog » Course Listing for Preventive & Restorative Dental Sciences

104  Introductory Biomaterials Science  (2 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): S. Habelitz       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: ID3       Activities: Lecture, Independent Study

In this course, internationally trained dentists will review the material properties and clinical indications for the use of ceramics (including CAD/CAM), adhesive dentistry, mineralized tissues, composites, optical properties and lasers, and metals and alloys (gold). This course will review design and engineering principles required to critically assess commercial dental materials in their daily practice as well as in their future educational training as a successful dentist.

106  Removable & Fixed Prosthodontics, Restorative, & Endodontics  (15 units)   Summer

Instructor(s): N. Nayyar, D. Mendoza, D. Graham, D. Rising, G. Setia       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: ID3       Activities: Lecture, Laboratory

This simulation course is intended for ID3 students to review core concepts for common procedures that will be encountered during their clinical training. Though the concepts are not new, some of the steps or dental materials used for each procedure may be new. These include crown and bridge, root canal therapy, implant restorations, restorative procedures, complete dentures, and removable partial dentures. This includes treatment planning, procedures, and handling of relevant materials.

116  Morphology, Restorative Technique, & Biomaterials  (4 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): D. Graham, D. Fried, D. Mendoza, R. Rai, N. Abed       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D1        Activities: Lecture, Laboratory

The first in a series, this simulation course immerses students in the language of dentistry. Students will also start learning about morphology of adult teeth, the caries disease process, detecting caries, and managing caries in various ways. Students will begin using the dental drill for caries removal and minimally invasive restorations, using proper ergonomics and indirect vision. Students will also start learning about the numerous dental materials that are used in clinical practice.

117   Restorative Technique, Crown & Bridge, & Biomaterials I  (5.5 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): D. Graham, D. Mendoza, R. Rai, N. Abed       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D1        Activities: Lecture, Laboratory

This course builds upon concepts and techniques learned in PRDS 116. It is the second in a series of simulation courses for first-year dental students. Students will learn the principles of cavity preparation design and practice intracoronal restoration preparations and gold crown preparations and temporization. Finally, students will continue learning about the numerous dental materials that are used in daily clinical practice.

118  Restorative Technique, Crown & Bridge, & Biomaterials II  (4.5 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): D. Graham, R. Rai, N. Abed, D. Mendoza, S. Ho       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D1        Activities: Lecture, Laboratory

This course is the third in a series of D1 simulation courses and builds upon concepts and techniques learned in PRDS 116 and 117. Students will learn about treatment planning and performing extracoronal amalgam, Class II, III, and IV composite preparations and restorations, gold onlay preparations, anterior and posterior porcelain-fused to metal, zirconia, and E-max crown preparation and provisionalization. Students will continue learning about dental materials used in clinical practice.

126  Removable Partial Dentures, Crown & Bridge, & Operative   (6 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): M. Dellinges, D. Mendoza, D. Graham       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D2       Activities: Lecture, Laboratory

This course builds upon concepts and techniques learned in PRDS 116, 117, and 118. It is the first in a series of simulation courses for second-year dental students. Students will learn about treatment planning, designing, and performing lab steps for removable partial dentures. Additionally, students will learn more complex operative and crown & bridge procedures, as well as anterior veneers.

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

Instructor(s): M. Dellinges, D. Rising, D. Mendoza       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D2        Activities: Lecture, Laboratory

This course builds upon concepts and techniques learned in PRDS 126. It is the second in a series of D2 simulation courses. Students will learn about treatment planning, designing, and performing lab steps for complete dentures and continue to learn about crowns as well as fixed partial dentures, or bridges. Finally, students will learn about diagnosis and treatment planning for root canal therapy, and will perform the steps of non-surgical root canal therapy on single-rooted teeth.

128  Complete Dentures, Fixed Partial Dentures & Endodontics  (11.5 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): N. Nayyar, D. Mendoza, D. Rising, M. Dellinges, D. Graham       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D2        Activities: Lecture, Laboratory

This course builds upon concepts and techniques learned in PRDS 127. Students will learn more advanced concepts related to complete dentures, root canal therapy for multi-rooted canal systems, restoration of endodontically treated teeth, advanced concepts in caries removal and esthetic restorations, the use of CAD/CAM technology, and treatment planning for implant restorations, critically analysing lab work for implant restorations, and using the different instruments for implant restorations.

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.