The science of dental materials involves learning about the physical, chemical, mechanical and biological properties of materials used in dentistry like impression materials, gypsum products, denture base resins, composite resins, metal & alloys, dental amalgam, dental cements, ceramics, auxiliary materials like dental waxes, cutting instruments and techniques like casting procedure.
The science of Dental Materials is a constantly evolving field. Continued research has led to new material systems and changing concepts in the dental field. At the end of the course, student will be able to,
|To learn understand the evolution and development of diverse scientific aspects of dental materials.
|To attain and convey knowledge of physical, chemical and biological properties and advantages and disadvantages of various materials used in dentistry
|To gain knowledge of biomechanical requirements of particular restorative material and its application & limitations in the long term.
|To calibrate and regulate the standards or specifications of various materials in order to guide the manufacturers as well as to help professionals in the field of dentistry
|To undergo research purposes for advanced and modified materials for the requirements present in the field of dentistry
|To acknowledge and appraise the claims made by manufactures of dental materials.
|To comprehend about the composition, properties, manipulative techniques and their various commercial names.
|To attain skills to select and use the materials pertinently for laboratory and clinical application.