COURSE TITLE : Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics I
COURSE CODE : SDS 431 (2011-12)
CREDIT HOURS : 4 (1L+2C+1P)
PREREQUISITES : SDS 331
Course Director: Dr. Zeyad Al Sowygh
Course Co-director: Dr. Haneef Sherfudhin
The course serves as a transitional phase from a preclinical to a clinical environment. It provides a framework for the student to reinforce concepts learned in the previous fixed prosthodontic course (SDS 331). This course introduces the fourth-year students to the clinical aspects of delivering patient care in the specialty of fixed prosthodontics. It is designed to teach the student to clinically apply basic principles of fixed prosthodontics. The student is expected to develop the necessary skills for gathering diagnostic information, developing a sequential treatment plan, and performing fixed prosthodontic procedures using sound clinical judgment.
Upon completion of this course, each student should:
- Acquire basic concepts necessary for the diagnosis and treatment planning of simple fixed prostheses.
- Bring together the knowledge and skills for a successful management of different clinical fixed prosthetic cases.
- Acquire experience of performing different types of tooth preparations of abutments of fixed prostheses.
- Acquire the knowledge and skills to fabricate a biologically compatible and esthetically and functionally acceptable provisional crown.
- Acquire the knowledge and skills to safely manage soft tissues for making impressions of prepared tooth/teeth.
- Acquire a clinical experience utilizing a face bow, inter-occlusal records and semi-adjustable articulators for mounting clinical cases.
- Acquire an experience in performing some laboratory procedures for fabrication of fixed prostheses.
- Develop a good dentist-laboratory technician relationship.
- Properly deliver fixed prostheses.
- Acquire an introductory preclinical experience of restoring missing tooth/teeth with dental implants.