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Operative Dentistry II (51218a)


Students to acquire Operative Dentistry’s advanced theoretical knowledge and to develop manual skills by practicing on anterior and extended posterior direct/indirect restorations, in a simulated oral environment in the laboratory.

Learning outcomes

  • Describes the composition, setting reaction, structure, types, physico-mechanical, biological properties of materials: ceramic, laboratory polymers.
  • Describes the composition, setting mechanisms, and characteristics and indications of clinical use of resin cements.
  • Names the types of retention means and techniques of filling materials for extensive restorations, and describes their characteristics.
  • Describes the principles of rehabilitation of posterior natural teeth with extensive loss of dental tissues as well as existing techniques.
  • Describes the principles of rehabilitation of endodontically treated teeth with extensive    loss of dental tissues as well as existing rehabilitation techniques.
  • Outlines the basic principles of dental aesthetics.
  • Describes the basic principles of color and relationship of color-dental tissues-aesthetic materials.
  • Mentions conservative techniques for treating aesthetic problems of the anterior area ofthe dental arch.
  • Describes the indications and protocols for bleaching individual teeth (vital and endodontically treated) as well as bleaching of the whole arch.
  • Describes the mechanisms for causing tooth fractures, diagnosis and treatment protocols.
  • Handles, places and forms resin composite in restorations of anterior teeth on plastic and extracted natural teeth.
  • Handles, places and shapes resin composite in extensive direct and indirect restorations of posterior teeth on plastic and extracted natural teeth.
  • Handles, places and shapes the glass-ionomer cement, as a material in non-cervical cavities of plastic and extracted natural teeth.


  1. Materials of indirect restorations - dental ceramic, laboratory-processed resin composite, resin cement
  2. Principles and techniques for restoration of teeth with extensive tissue loss.
  3. Principles and techniques for restoration of endodontically treated teeth
  4. Tooth aesthetics and analysis
  5. Color – basics, tooth color relative to restorations and materials
  6. Tooth fractures - classification, diagnosis, treatment protocols
  7. Bleaching – indications/contraindications, protocols
  8. Restorations of anterior teeth with resin composite (lab practise)
  9.   Direct and indirect extended restorations of posterior teeth  with resin composite lab practise)
  10. Restorations of endodontically treated teeth (lab practise)
  11.  Restorations of cervical lesions with glass ionomer (lab practise)

Educational methods

  • Lectures
  • Laboratory exercises

Criteria for successful completion

  • Attendance of lectures (10%)
  • Intermediate individual written examinations (2) for theoretical knowledge (30%)
  • Intermediate lab practical examinations (2) (30%)  
  • Final examination for theoretical knowledge and lab practice (30%)