Objectives and Content
Biomaterials is the subject which deals with materials and processing methods used in dentistry to restore function or prevent loss of function. The topic includes relevant aspects of general chemical and physical properties as well as biological considerations, including the interactions between living tissue and artificial materials. Furthermore there will be lectures on formal aspects about the production, selection and use of dental biomaterials.
- concepts and terminology relating to dental biomaterials
- the structure, composition, reaction methods and properties of relevant groups of biomaterials; permanent and temporary dental restorative materials for direct and indirect techniques
- the use of materials that are used in connection with the manufacture of restorations or other structures used to treat or prevent loss of function
- methods of preparation of restorative materials and the production of structures
- materials and methods for the manufacture of indirect dental restorations
- materials used for special purposes, such as in endodontics, orthodontics and surgery
- regulatory/legislative matters that affect the selection and use of biomaterials
- potential biological and clinical effects, interactions between materials and the body, including relevant toxicological issues
- make a rational selection of material based on information from manufacturers and from manufacturer independent sources
- apply relevant biomaterials in dental general practice
- search, retrieve and scientifically evaluate information from manufacturers and suppliers
- communicate with dental technicians, and understand the processes involved
- assess any adverse reactions to materials
- demonstrate a general understanding of the consequences of the use of artificial materials in humans
- critically assess the commercial pressure with respect to materials and techniques pass on biomaterial-related issues to patients, other health professionals and the general public
Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching
The course is harmonized with preclinical course in cariology and prosthetics.The program includes lectures, field trips and exercises aimed at a problem-based approach to specific topics.
Forms of Assessment
4-hour written examination
Written evaluation on My Space/Mi side.
Department of clinical dentistry
For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. Autumn 2020 written exams will be arranged either at home or on campus. Please see course information on MittUiB.
Type of assessment: Written examination (New exam)
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam