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REHEĀ 162. Basic Procedures in Operative Dentistry I. .5 Unit.

This course, together with REHE 172 introduces students to the criteria, the techniques for, and practice of preparing `ideal/standard' Class I and V operative preparations. In this course, the emphasis will be on the more traditional posterior amalgam Class I and Class V Preparations. Students will be introduced to basic cariology and radiology as it relates to operative dentistry. In addition, the composition and properties of amalgam will be reviewed in the Dental Materials Course. The restorative procedures will be performed primarily on typodont teeth mounted in a simulator. The emphasis will be on traditional preparation design and execution.