(4 credit hours: 1 theory, 3 practical)
Jordan University of Science and Technology
Faculty of Dentistry
Department of Conservative Dentistry
First Semester
Course Syllabus

Course Information
Course Title         Conservative Dentistry 1(Operative Dentistry)
Course Code          Dent 335
Prerequisites        None
Course Website       N-A
Instructor           Dr.Ghada Maghaireh
Office Location      Health Center-Irbid
Office Phone         N-A
Office Hours         N-A
Teaching             NA

Course Description
This preclinical course includes a theoretical and practical component. The
theoretical component is designed to give the third year students basic cognitive
knowledge of the principels, terminology, instruments, materials and techniques
utilized in the practice of Operative Dentistry. The practical component provides the
student with the initial experience in the application of restorative procedures for
managing the carious process on phantom heads. The student should perform a series
of clinical exercises utilizing current instrumentation, materials, and techniques.

Text Book
Title                Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry
Author(s)            James B.Summitt, J.William Robbins, Richard S.Schwartz
Edition              Third Edition
Book Website
                      The Art & Science of Operative Dentistry, Theodore
                      M.Roberson, Harald O.Heymann, Edward J.Swift JR., Fourth
References            Edition.

                     * Other assigned reading materials

Assessment Policy
Assessment Policy    N-A
Assessment Type
                     Midterm practical = 15
Midterm First
                     Midterm theory = 15
                     Total = 30
Second Exam          NA
                     Final practical = 30
Final Exam           Final theory =- 30
                     Total = 60
Assignments          Lab work = 10
Attendance           N-A

Course Objectives                                                   Weights
   To understand the principals, terminology, instruments,         30%
      materials and techniques used in the practice of Operative
   To understand the use of amalgam, resin composite and           20%
      glass inomer materials in the scope of operative Dentistry.
   To understand the basic principles of cavity design for
      amalgam and resin composite restorations.                     30%
   To practice caries removal and pulp protection prior to
      restorative procedures on extracted natural teeth.            10%
   To understand and practice perator positions for operative
      procedures.                                                   10%

Teaching & Learning Methods
    Classroom lectures
    Tests and exams
    Review of exams
    Textbook reading assignments
    Lab demonstrations and videos
    The Operative Dentistry manual

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be
able to
        List and differentiate between different        Chapter # 6 in
        methods of cavities classifications.            Fundamentals
        Identify the component parts of a prepared      Chapter # 6 in
        cavity.                                         Fundamentals
        List and describe the basic steps in cavity     chapter 6 in Art &
        preparation, in order or sequence.              Science
        Identify instruments by name and use.           Chapter # 6 in
        Describe and give reasons for the               Chapter 6 in Art &
5       differences between the cavity preparation      Science
        for amalgam and resin composite.
        List the basic physical properties of and       Chapter 6 in Art &
6       describe differences between amalgam and        Science
        resin composite
7       List the steps in placement and describe the Chapter 11 in
         differences in theses steps for amalgam and      Fundamentals
         resin composite.                                 Chapter 11 in Art &
         List and describe differences between            Chapter 11in
8        finishing and polishing techniques for           Fundamentals, Chapter
         amalgam and resin composite.                     11 in Art & Science
         List the basic physical properties of glass      Chapter 13 in
10       inomer, differentiate between different types    Fundamentals
         of glass inomer materials and their uses.
         Describe the materials and techniques used       Handout
         in caries removal and pulp protection,
         including burs, spoon excavators, cavity
         liners, and temporary restorative materials.
         Identify the basic positions for the operator    Handout
12       while performing operative dentistry

Useful Resources
The Art & Science of Operative Dentistry, Theodore M.Roberson, Harald
O.Heymann, Edward J.Swift JR., Fourth Edition.

* Other assigned reading materials

Course Content
Week Topics                                              Chapter in text
       Introduction                                      Chapter # 6 in
        Caries classification + cavity classification    Chapter # 6 in
        Instrumentation                                  chapter 6 in Art &
        Principles of Cavity Preparation I               Chapter # 6 in
        Principles of Cavity Preparation II              chapter 6 in Art &
        Amalgam Restorations I                           chapter 6 in Art &
        Amalgam Restorations II                          Chapter 11 in
                                                         Chapter 11 in Art &
        Midterm Exam                                     Chapter 11 in
                                                         Chapter 11 in Art &
        Glass Inomer Restorations I                      Chapter 13 in
       Glass Inomer Restorations II                     Handout
       Liners and bases                                 Handout
       Principles of Adhesion I                         Chapter # 6 in
       Principles of Adhesion II                        Chapter # 6 in
       Resin Composite Restorations I                   chapter 6 in Art &
       Resin Composite Restorations II                  Chapter # 6 in

Lab Schedule
Week Date             Lab    Procedure                                  Tooth
  1    19/9- 23/9     1 +2 Introduction to ODS Lab                      -

  2    26/9-30/9      1      Exercise for operator positions+           -
  2    26/9-30/9      2      Class I amalgam preparation (DEMO)         Lower 6
  3    3/10-7/10      1      Class I amalgam preparation + buccal       Lower 6
  3    3/10-7/10      2      Class I amalgam preparation with buccal    Lower 6
                             extension (DEMO)
  4    10/10-14/10    1      Amalgam restoration of the teeth
  4    10/10-14/10    2      Amalgam restoration of the teeth
  5    17/10-21/10    1      Class I amalgam preparation with           Upper 6
                             lingual extension + amalgam restoration
  5    17/10-21/10    2      Class I amalgam preparation with           Upper 6
                             lingual extension + amalgam restoration
  6    24/10-28/10    1      Class II amalgam preparation MO            Lower 6
  6    24/10-28/10    2      Class II amalgam preparation DO            Upper 6
  7    31/10-4/11     1      Midterm Practical Exam (Class I cavity     Lower 6
                             preparation + restoration)
  7    31/10-4/11     2      Amalgam restoration for Class II teeth
  8    7/11-11/11     1      Amalgam restoration for Class II teeth
  8    7/11-11/11     2      Class II MOD amalgam preparation +         Lower 4
                             amalgam restoration
  9    14/11-18/11    1      Class V amalgam preparation +              Lower 6
                             amalgam restoration (DEMO)
 9     14/11-18/11    2      Happy Eid
 10    21/11-25/11    1      Class III cavity preparation + composite   Upper 1
                             restoration (DEMO)
 10    21/11-25/11    2      Class III composite restoration             Upper 1

 11    28/11-2/12     1      Class IV cavity preparation + composite     Upper 1
                             restoration (DEMO)
 11    28/11-2/12     2      Class V cavity preparation + composite      Upper 3
 12    5/12-9/12      1      Class II cavity preparation MO +            Upper 4
                             composite restoration
 12    5/12-9/12      2      Finish Composite Restorations
 13    12/12-16/12    1      Class V cavity preparation+ Glass           Upper 3
                             inomer restoration
 13    12/12-16/12    2      Caries detection and excavation on          Molar with
                             natural tooth exercise                      occlusal
 14    19/12-23/12    1      Cavity liner placement (Demo) +             Molar with
                             Placement of IRM temporary restoration      occlusal
 14    19/12-23/12    2      Final practical Exam (Class II amalgam      Lower 6
                             preparation + restoration)

  15    26/12-30/12          Handout of all teeth & Assessment sheet
Additional Notes
Required Teeth: Lower 6 (10 teeth), Upper 6 (4 teeth), Upper 4(4 teeth),
Lower 4 or 5 (4 teeth), Upper central incisor (4 teeth), Upper canine (4
teeth).Natural molar tooth (2 teeth)
High speed burs: Straight fissure bur (medium, # 56) 4 burs, round bur (small,
#1/2) 2 burs.
Low speed burs: Straight fissure bur (medium, # 56) 2 burs, round bur (small,
# 2 and large size # 6) 2 burs.

Professionalism           Gross violations of the formal codes are governed by
                           University laws, which delineate the procedures to
                           determine whether a violation of the code of ethics
                           occurred and, if so, what remedies should be imposed.
                          We encourage students to abide with the more sensitive
                           approach to this by allowing the practice of a high
                           Morality (or proper behavior), which defines right and
                           wrong by the society, philosophy, religion, and
                           individual conscience.
                          Students and their instructors often make ethical choices
                           reflexively/ But ethically sensitive situations, where
                           time, emotions and marks are pressured, it becomes all
                           too easy to be blind-sided by temptation/ The best
                           antidote to ethical lapses is to commit in advance to a set
                           of ethical principles - your personal ethical code that
                           follows or grows to it.
                          Any difficulty or concern during the course should be
                           passed directly to the course coordinator.
Labwork                   The Lab work should be finished during the lab sessions.
                      Undelivered work will not be marked
                      All the instruments you need should be brought as soon
                       as possible/ A list of that will be provided.
                      You should leave your worktop as clean as possible –
                       Marks are counted towards continuous assessment.
                      Each student should set at the designated area/ The
                       names will be mounted on each bench.
                      Cooperation and professionalism in the lab time are very
                       helpful and encouraged to facilitate your progress in the
Makeup Exams          It is applicable when an acceptable and valid excuse is
                       presented at the applicable time
Drop Date             N/A
Cheating              It is unethical and illegal by any means
                      JUST regulations will be applicable
                      The work should be your own, otherwise it will
                       scored zero.
Attendance            It is mandatory for all lectures and laboratory sessions
                      Every students will be allocated to seat according to
                       group assignments in the lab
                      Attendance is encouraged at all times on time
Absenteeism           To receive course credit, a student should attend a
                       minimum of 90% of the contact hours of the class.
                      Students who are absent for the lecture must contact the
                       course coordinator prior to the class.
                      If absent from lectures, then the course coordinator will
                       refer to related guidelines set by the university.
                      Any student who is absent on a test day, will have to
                       demonstrate an acceptable medical or social statement
                       explaining the illness or personal crisis as instructed by
                       their faculty.
                      Individual      instructors    may      accommodate      by
                       arrangements for a make-up test only when a written
                       request is sent to and approved by the Dean.
Students with         Any student who feels that s/he may need
Special needs          accommodation for any type of disability is encouraged
                       to contact the course coordinator who will be happy to
                       help in any way.
                      Accommodations to the course plan can be tailored to
                       the needs of specific individuals after consultations with
                       the dean.
Participation         All students are highly encouraged to participate in the
                       classes and laboratory session.
Individual            The course coordinator is always available to talk with
conferencing and       the student when problems arise.
consultations         If you have any problems that require the attention of an
                       instructor, do not wait until the problem is
                    If a student must talk with the course coordinator after
                     office hours, an appointment can be made for that time.
                    Do not allow tension to build-up to unsolvable
Course changes      Information contained in this course outline is correct at
                     the time of publication.
                    Content of the courses is revised on an ongoing basis to
                     ensure relevance to changing educational, employment
                    The course coordinator reserves the right to add or delete
                     material from courses and will endeavor to provide
                     notice of changes to students as soon as possible.
                    The timetable may also be revised accommodating to
                     holidays and unexpected off days.

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