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PhD Dental Materials

HEC Approved

Department of Dental Materials:

The primary objective of dentistry is to preserve and enhance the quality of life of dental patients. This objective may be achieved by avoiding illness, alleviating discomfort, promoting mastication efficiency, enhancing speech, and enhancing aesthetics. As many of these goals need the replacement or modification of tooth components, the primary problem for centuries has been the research and selection of biocompatible and durable therapeutic and prosthetic materials that can endure the increased risks of the oral environment.

Hence, dentists have a variety of professional goals, including the design, construction, and evaluation of equipment or constructions exposed to various environmental conditions. Dental Materials is the study of the composition, characteristics, and interactions of materials used in dentistry.

Knowledge of dental materials is necessary for appropriate selection of materials, comprehension of their behaviours, application, handling, and manipulation, and safety issues. It covers materials used in preventative, restorative, and prosthetic dentistry, such as resin composites, cements, glass ionomers, ceramics, base and noble metals, amalgam alloys, gypsum materials, impression material, and many more. Importance of the information's ability to anticipate clinical performance and assess the reason of failure of different materials. Dental materials also use engineering, physics, chemistry, and biological aspects. As an outcome, the mechanical and physical properties of the materials and devices may be better comprehended, and appropriate therapeutic services can be provided.

Science of dental materials at the post-graduate level teaches students the clinical, technical, and scientific justification for the use of dental materials in clinical dentistry practice. The course is aimed to expose students to dental materials science, ease their study of physical and chemical features important to the dentist's selection of these goods, and identify aspects that impact their biological safety. The laboratory component of the course consists of hands-on experience with the materials and their manipulation.

The dental materials course is structured around a dynamic organization of mechanical properties, composition, scaffolds, characteristics, and rheology of materials. Still, throughout the course, time is devoted to reviewing information from a systemic perspective, as proper comprehension necessitates the use of both approaches.

Regarding teaching and learning, each lecture session of the curriculum starts with a list of "Course Objectives" that outline the schematic approach and ideas. The purpose of the goals list is to assist scholars in focusing their study time on needed material rather than speculating what the teacher wants them to recall and understand.

The course outline is intended to act as a guide for this learning process. The course outline and accompanying goals are intended to direct study time. In addition, homework assignments are assigned to enable learners apply basic knowledge in clinical settings, evaluate their own clinical knowledge, and prepare for their summative assessment. The following list of goals is generic in nature and contains the fundamental philosophy behind all sessions.

Specialty Courses in PhD. Dental Materials:

Advanced Material Characterization Techniques will feature material characterization techniques in more detail relevant to biomaterials.

Biomaterials for Oral and Dental tissues comprises of various biomaterials that are new and in use in dentistry and material science.

Tissue Engineering Strategies will show cast new tissue engineering strategies and advancement in Dentistry.

Oral and Dental Soft and Hard Tissue Engineering will feature around advancement in soft and hard tissue engineering models and advancement.

In addition to theoretical lectures and workshops, Journal club sessions a focus will be placed on mentoring session for scholars to enhance their research skills. Different learning methods would be incorporated so that scholars will have the opportunity to develop and deliver teaching to both small and large student groups. A portfolio of theoretical knowledge, observations, and practical experiences will be collected at the conclusion of the academic year.



Institutes offering this Program

  • KMU Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, IBMS