Aims and scope of the science of dental materials, structure and behaviour of materials, important physical properties applicable to dental materials including their biological considerations.
Gypsum products used in dentistry including investment materials with or without gypsum. Impression materials used in dentistry including casting materials.
Synthetic resins used in dentistry:
Metals and Alloys:
Their structure and behaviour and some important physical properties:
Dental waxes including inlay casting wax:
Gold inlay casting procedure; preparation of die, Wax pattern, spruing, investing control of shrink compensation. Wax elimination, casting machines, defects in castings.
Welding and soldering materials used:
Dental Cements Classification, composition, manipulation, properties and uses:
Abrasive and polishing agents. Die & counter die materials including electroforming & electro polishing. Practicals and demonstrations to be arranged in the manipulation of the more common materials.