Curricular Unit:Code:
Dental Materials842MDET
2MasterDentistry5 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Spring SemesterPortuguese/English65
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
The program content of this discipline was prepared to give knowledge of Dental Materials.
The purpose of discipline is to enable students to obtain sufficient knowledge to identify different dental materials, their characteristics, limitations and techniques for handling, inter-linking laboratorial and clinical activity.
In the laboratorial component the student must correctly handle the materials according to the principles and techniques currently applied.
Introduction to Dental Materials.
Physical and mechanical properties of dental materials.
Dental materials biocompatibility.
Gypsum Products.
Introduction to Impression Materials.
Irreversible and reversible Hydrocolloids.
Elastomeric impression materials.
Zinc oxide-eugenol impression paste.
Dental waxes and godivas.
Zinc phosphate cements.
Policarboxilate cements.
Zinc oxide-eugenol cements.
Dental amalgam.
Dental Adhesive.
Composite resins in dentistry.
Glass ionomer cements.
Resin modified glass ionomer.
Resin cements.
Compomers and pit fissure sealants.
Calcium hydroxide cement and paste.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
Dental Materials course aims to provide student with theoretical and practical knowledge of the key materials used in dental clinical practice. In this unit, the laboratory practical lessons enables contact with different dental materials in order to prepare the student to a correct clinical care.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Theoretical lectures (T), supplemented by laboratory practice (PL) and supported by tutorial teaching (OT) and other (O), additional tasks.
The evaluation of this unit results from the balance: 80% of the theoretical component and of 20% of laboratorial practical component.
The theoretical component evaluation is continuous and takes into account: attendance, punctuality and attitude of the student in the classroom. It also consists of 2 moments of written knowledge assessment, with a weighting of 50% each.
The evaluation of the pratical component is continuous and takes into account: attendance, punctuality and attitude of the student in the classroom (a). It also included two evaluation moments in each component (b e c). Ponderations in each component are: 30% (a)+35% (b) +35% (c).
The minimum value of 10 is essential for the acquisition of each component of this curricular unit, in a quantitave scale 0-20 values.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
In this learning phase the theoretical contents turn out to be of prime importance, giving to the student the knowledge of mechanical and chemical proprieties and biological behavior of the most used dental materials. In laboratory classes the demonstrative method of the dental proprieties is used and then the students work with dental materials regarding pre-clinical handling.
1 - Craig R.G., Powers J.M., Wataha J.C., Dental Materials: Properties and Manipulation, 10th ed., The C.V. Mosby Company, 2013.
2 - Anusavice K.J., Phillips, Science of Dental Materials, 12ª ed., Elsevier Saunders, 2012.
3 - Júnior, J.G., Materiais Dentários: o essencial para o estudante e o clínico geral, 1º ed., Livraria Santos Editora Ltda., 1999
4 - Darvell,, R.W. Ciência dos Materiais para Odontologia Restauradora, 9ª ed. Editora Santos, 2012.
5 – Reis, A. Materiais Dentários Restauradores Diretos: dos Fundamentos à Aplicação Clínica, Editora Santos, 2007.
6 - Artigos científicos referenciados aos alunos de acordo com a distribuição temática curricular, na frequência das aulas teóricas.