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

Dental Materials and Prosthetic Tecniques - MATERIALI DENTARI

Course code
Name of lecturer
Daniele De Santis
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
LEZIONI 2° SEMESTRE dal Feb 17, 2020 al May 29, 2020.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

This course will focus on the analysis of fundamental notions concerning the main materials currently used in fields such as prosthetics, restorative dentistry and orthodontics.Among the objectives of this course there is also the acquisition, by the student, of the main phases related to the execution of particularly important processes that are daily applied in dental laboratories. Will also be described the main equipment currently available for the realization of the aforementioned processes.
At the end of the course the student will have to possess the necessary knowledge to be able to express an objective evaluation of the products produced in the dental laboratory.


• Anatomy, Physiology and pathology of the teeth
• Gnathology and physiology of mastication
• Property of dental materials
• Biocompatibility of dental materials
• Materials for the prevention of dental diseases and damage
• Materials for conservative therapy
• Materials for Endodontic therapy
• Impression materials
• Materials for prosthetic therapy
• Materials for implant therapy
• Materials for periodontal therapy
• Materials for orthodontic therapy
• Materials for bone tissue engineering
• New technologies
• Research and analysis
• Fixed prosthesis
• Metal-ceramic Prosthesis
• Dentures on implants
• Full dentures
• Partial prosthesis
• Combined Prosthesis
• Legal aspects
• Materials for tooth whitening

Preprosthetic surgery and tissue engineering
• Dental implants (titanium, promoting osteointegration surface treatments)
• Tissue engineering
• growth factors
• the distraction osteogenesis
• biomaterials
• stem cells

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Spoto, De Santis Materiali e tecnologie odontostomatologiche aresdue srl 2013

Assessment methods and criteria

Written and/or Oral

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