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Dental Materials

Course Details

Course Number
DNHY 3013
Section Number
DNHY 3013
Fall 2017
Bridwell Hall
Classroom Number
Days & Times

DAY/TIME: Thursday 1:00 – 5:00 p.m

. LOCATION: Bridwell Hall, Lab Room #112

Dr Ray Hyde DDS (view Profile)

Course Attachments


Course Objectives

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of the course the student should be able to: 1. Understand the general handling and safety requirements for dental materials. 2. Explain the materials development process including the standards and specifications that apply. 3. Explain why dental materials are used in dentistry and why they are important to the patient's total health. 4. List the qualities of the oral environment that make it challenging for dental material performance. 5. Describe the major diseases and destructive forces that lead to tooth destruction. 6. Identify and describe materials routinely used in dentistry. 7. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of materials routinely used in dentistry based upon evidence based decision making. 8. Appraise, compare and evaluate dental material options. 9. Share materials information with dental patients that will facilitate their informed consent. 10. Manipulate selected materials with confidence and proficiency. 11. Make alginate impressions and fabricate study models. Learning objectives related to textbook chapters and topics will be given for each class session.

Course Expectations

COURSE PURPOSE: The area of dental materials is continually evolving as researchers and manufacturers improve existing materials and develop new materials. As important members of the oral health team, dental hygienists must have a working knowledge of dental materials and possess the skills to properl y utilize many of these products. Dental hygienists are instrumental in educating patients about treatment care options as well as providing education on home care and prevention of disease and destruction. Many dental materials may be directly placed by the dental hygienist. The purpose of this course is to establish a solid foundation for the lifetime learning of dental materials by the dental hygienist.

Grading Standards

COURSE EVALUATION: One grade will be given for this course. It will be based on three examinations, satisfactory completion of all laboratory exercises, and weekly quizzes. Requirements will be weighted as follows

: Lab projects & discussions 20%

Weekly Quizzes 20%

Exam #1 20%

Exam #2 20%

Exam #3 20%

COURSE GRADING SCALE: 100-92 A 91-83 B 82-75 C 74-65 D

Submission Format Policy Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

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Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

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Attendance Requirements

Attendance: More than two (2) absences for any reason will result in a loss of 5 points from the final course grade for EACH absence over the allowed 2. This includes the lecture and scheduled clinical sessions. In cases of extreme illness and/or hospitalization, individual decisions may be made. Two (2) tardies will be the equivalent of one (1) absence. Students must be present for the entire class period to get credit for a class session. Students leaving class early will be counted as absent.

Writing Proficiency Requirement

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Campus Carry

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