This course teaches the student of dentistry aspects of materials science necessary to enable him to understand and continue to learn dental biomaterials; to develop an appropriate understanding of the criteria for the selection of materials for specific dental procedures. The course is given in the first & second semester of the second year.

This course also provides basic information about direct and indirect restorative materials, bonding agents, and the new field of “Adhesive Dentistry”, impression materials and gypsum materials and casting procedure with ceramo-metallic and ceramic materials. The indirect restorations section is completed with a presentation of temporary and permanent dental cements, including the most recent developments with resin cements.