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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DL 113 - Biomedical Materials and Dental Metallurgy

Credit Hours: 1

Study of the composition, properties and uses of biomedical materials such as gypsum products, impression materials, plastics, waxes and duplicating materials. The laboratory exercises are designed to illustrate the properties and uses of the materials studied and the results of proper and improper manipulation. Dental metallurgy includes the study of precious metal and chrome alloys, physical and mechanical properties, crystalline structure, investments, methods of casting, soldering, heat equipment and polishing.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • list physical properties of various dental materials;
  • describe uses of gypsum products;
  • identify uses for alloys;
  • illustrate properties and uses of resins;
  • distinguish between karat and fineness of precious metals;
  • describe the uses of porcelain in dentistry;
  • operate various dental laboratory machinery; and
  • identify physical properties and use of dental waxes.

Concurrent Registration: DL 114
F (S)