DEPARTMENT OF OPERATIVE DENTISTRY

The Department of Operative Dentistry is responsible for establishing the foundational concepts of dentistry. The primary focus to provide the knowledge, technical skills, critical thinking and judgment for the diagnosis, prevention and management of dental caries, non-carious dental defects (attrition, abrasion, erosion, abfraction, developmental abnormalities, discoloration, and trauma), and elective esthetic smile enhancements. The department has access to well-equipped laboratories for basic and clinical translational research. In addition, there are excellent clinical facilities for the development of clinical techniques and for clinical research. Our educational goals are to:

PROSTHODONTICS TREATMENTS FALL INTO DIFFERENT CATEGORIES INCLUDING:

  • Provide students with a solid intellectual and technical knowledge of restorative dentistry
  • Teach students to apply their knowledge to deliver comprehensive dental care within the framework of each patient's cultural, medical, social and dental condition.
  • Instill the importance of aspiring to excellence and honest self-assessment.
  • Emphasize the importance of life-long learning for the successful practice of dentistry.
  • Teach students to put ethical considerations first in the practice of dentistry.