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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Dentistry Program of Dentistry
Lecture Code J1504060 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 歯科理工学実習I
Subject Name
シカリコウガクキソジッシュウ I
Subject Name in
Dental Materials and Devices Practice I
カトウ コウイチ,ヒラタ イサオ
Campus Kasumi Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Fri5-8:DEN Dental Skills Lavoratory 1
Lesson Style Practical Lesson Style
(More Details)
Basic practice of dental materials and devices 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 27 : Health Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : Dental Sciences
Eligible Students 2nd grade students
Keywords Dental materials, Devices, Mechanical and chemical properties 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
To acquire basic skills for handling dental materials as one of the skills required for dentists. 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge regarding basic and clinical dental medicine
・Knowledge of life sciences
(Abilities and Skills)
・Basic skills required for conducting experiments and presentations
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Rich humanity, understanding of professional responsibilities of a dentist, and general capabilities including basic knowledge, skills, and attitude required for putting such responsibilities into practice 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The purpose of this practice is to understand the properties of dental materials and devices from the viewpoint of basic principle of science and technology. 
Class Schedule 1-8: 3rd term
9-15: 4th term

1. Orientation
2. Dental wax, impression materials, and dental stones
3. Gypsum and investments I: Setting time
4. Gypsum and investments II: Setting expansion
5. Gypsum and investments III
6. Impression materials and cement I: Setting reaction
7. Impression materials and cement II: Dimensional accuracy
8. Impression materials and cement III
9. Digital modeling I: 3D scanning
10. Digital modeling II: 3D printing
11. Digital modeling III
12. Dental resin I: Polymerization
13. Dental resin II: polymerization shrinkage
14. Dental resin III: polymerization shrinkage
15. An optional day 
Phillips' Science of Dental Materials 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Dental materials and devices 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
1st and 2nd: Carefully pay attention to the precautions regarding how to proceed experiments safely.
3rd to 5th: Gypsum and investments: Experience setting and expansion, and get used to the characteristics of the materials.
6th to 8th: Impression materials and cement: Understand the chemical properties of each material.
9th to 11th: Digital 3D Modeling: Understanding the operating principles of 3D scanners and 3D printers.
12th to 15th: Dental Resin: Understand deeply the curing mechanism of resin. 
Grading Method Report 
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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