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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Dentistry Program of Oral Health Sciences Program for Oral Engineering
Lecture Code J1703160 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 精密鋳造学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Precision Casting Science
Instructor MINE YUICHI
ミネ ユウイチ
Campus Kasumi Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Weds1-4:DEN Lecture Rm 4
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
PowerPoint, Handout 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 27 : Health Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : Dental Sciences
Eligible Students 2nd year students of Course of Oral Engineering
Keywords Precision casting, Dental metals, Metal allergy 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
To learn about dental precision casting and safety management in oral engineering. 
Criterion referenced
Oral Engineering
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding of dental materials and biomaterials 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The procedures for processing dental metals, which are particularly commonly used among dental biomaterials, include casting, welding, heat treatment, and polishing. Among them, metal casting is selected as the main topic, and lectures are given regarding the overview of the theory, characteristics and techniques to promote understanding of the contents. In addition, the characteristics of resin molding from the points of view of dental material science and technology will be studied. Furthermore,safety management in dental techniques will also be studied. 
Class Schedule lesson1
Introduction to dental precision casting, Safety of dental techniques 1: Mine
Dental metals, Precious metal alloys, Non-precious metal alloys: Mine
Metal allergy (Mechanism of onset, examination methods, treatment methods, and cases), Metal molding1 (Casting theory, Casting methods): Mine
Metal molding2 (Metal processing, metal joining, and heat treatment of alloys): Mine
Finishing of prostheses: Murayama
Resin molding1 (resins for denture): Hirata
Resin molding2 (resin teeth, and resins for crown, etc.): Hirata
Examination and overall summary: Mine

Written examination. Reports may be assigned. 
Lecture style (focused on lectures; a lot of copying from the blackboard; textbook/handouts/resume for lectures available)
Type of audiovisual materials used (PowerPoint, etc.)
Textbook (Shin Shikagikoushi Kyohon [New dental technicians’ textbook] “Shika rikougaku” [dental material science and technology], Ishiyaku Shuppan, “Shika Gikou Jiten [Dental techniques dictionary],” Ishiyaku Shuppan) 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Textbook, handouts, audio materials, visuals (video/PC/other image data) 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Highly recommend reading textbook beforehand. 
Requirements The chief teacher in charge will be Yuichi Mine (Department of Medical System Engineering) and Takeshi Murayama, and Department of Biomaterials jointly take charge of individual lectures. 
Grading Method Academic assessment will be made globally on the basis of attendance status, attitude in attending classes (10%), and examination (90%). 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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