This department deals with the materials used in dentistry, such as:

  • Knowledge of the compositional and microstructural features of preventive and restorative dental materials.
  • Concepts of biocompatibility.
  • Definitions and applications of the mechanical and physical properties of dental biomaterials.
  • Principles of materials science as related to dentistry.
  • Education for the proper manipulation and application of dental materials.
  • Analysis of material and structural defects relevant to clinical failure of dental restorations and prostheses.
  • Criteria for selecting materials for patient-centered clinical practice.