DEPARTMENT OF DENTAL MATERIALS

We process and analyze your patients' specimens using state-of-the-art equipment and procedures. Our primary focus is histopathologic analysis of biopsy specimens. We provide soft and hard tissue hematoxylin and eosin evaluation and special studies, including histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, and in situ hybridization, when indicated. We also evaluate immunofluorescence and liquid cytology specimens.

  • 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 relate 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.