Feb 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Official General Catalog 
2023-2024 Official General Catalog

DEN 110 W - Dental Materials

Composition, chemical and physical properties and use of materials in dental laboratory and operatory will be covered.  Laboratory sessions will provide experience in performing common dental laboratory procedures including their clinical application of expanded functions.  In addition, the laboratory allows for the manipulation of dental materials. 


Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisites:  DEN 101 Dental Hygiene I, DEN 103 Oral Anatomy & Physiology, DEN 108 Infection Control in Dentistry, DEN 109 Dental Ethics & Jurisprudence, BIO 131 Anatomy & Physiology I, ENG 110 College Writing I

Corequisites:  Prior or Concurrent:  DEN 102 Dental Hygiene II, DEN 106 Clinical Dental Radiography, DEN 107 Introductio to Periodontology, BIO 132 Anatomy & Physiology II, CLT 208 Pathogenic Microbiology, CLT 209 Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory




Credits: 2
1 Class Hour, 3 Laboratory Hours
This course is designated as a writing emphasis course.

Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Be familiar with and be able to competently use several common dental materials.
  2. Identify which of those comprehensive services that may be performed by a registered dental hygienist in the State of New York.
  3. Demonstrate the proper procedures for taking alginate impressions: pouring alginate impressions, fabricating a sports mouth guard, fabricating a whitening tray, amalgam polishing, placing pit and fissure sealants, placing periodontal packing, placing and removing a dental dam, suture removal, placing an intracoronal temporary restoration, placing an amalgam restoration, placing a composite restoration, selecting and pre-fitting temporary crowns, selecting and pre-fitting orthodontic bands, removing orthodontic arch wires, placing and removing orthodontic separators, placing and removing elastomeric ligatures ties, placing and removing a matrix band and removal of temporary cement.
  4. Apply proper infection control protocol to all aspects of dental laboratory and clinical procedures.