Dental Materials

DEHY 135
2 CR

This course is a combination of classroom and lab instruction. During class students learn about the physical properties of dental materials and how these materials relate to the dental specialties. In the lab students gain experience in the manipulation and preparation of those dental materials commonly used in dental practice. Students also develop the skills to provide the following dental hygiene services: taking impressions, making study models, fabricating athletic mouth protectors, placing sealants, placing fluoride varnishes, placing and removing periodontal dressings, placing rubber dams, polishing and contouring restorations. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for continuing in the program. Lab Fee

Prerequisites: formal admission to the Dental Hygiene Program; and a "C" in DEHY 120 and 114