Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics

Dental Materials and Prosthetic Tecniques - TECNOLOGIE PROTESICHE E DI LABORATORIO

Course code
Name of lecturer
Daniele De Santis
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
LEZIONI 2° SEMESTRE dal Feb 18, 2019 al May 31, 2019.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Make the student assimilate the nature and the use of materials and technologies used in dentistry through the explanation of the chemical structure and physical characteristics of the materials.
The indications of use and manipulation of materials will also be explained with a particular interest in the development of the most innovative technologies.Provide knowledges of the dental occlusion, the masticatory function and the physiopathology of the stomatognathic apparatus.To make the student understand the functions of the masticatory system: horizontal jaws relation, vertical jaws relation, curves and occlusal planes, mandibular movements, kinds of functional occlusion, articulators, dental impression and study models.Laboratory creation of fixed prostheses and removable partial dentures.
Principles of total prosthesis and construction and laboratory phases. Laws that regulate the professional figures of dentists and dental technicians.


Prosthetic technologies
• Function of impressions, models and articulators
• Impressions materials
• Models construction
• Articulators and their use
• Morphology and color of teeth
• Dental prosthetic devices
• Wax modeling of teeth
• Edentulous models and custom trays
• Hooks
• Provisional components of fixed prosthesis
• Merger and welds
• Metal-resin fixed prosthesis
• Models duplication
• Provisional mobile prosthesis
• Prosthesis manufacturing
• Special works

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
De Benedetto, Buttieri, Galli Manuale di laboratorio di odontotecnica 2014

Assessment methods and criteria

Written and/or Oral

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