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Dental Materials will be taught in first and second year of BDS programme. The course content will be taught through didactic lectures, demonstrations, practicals, assignments and tutorials. The objectives of teaching dental materials to undergraduate students are

  1. To appreciate the division of the materials world in to metals, ceramics, polymers and composites, and be able to recognise each category when used in dental materials
  2. Capability of assessing all dental materials in terms of their biological, chemical, mechanical and other physical properties, and in their ability to be handled in the appropriate clinical or laboratory environments
  3. Awareness of the potential hazards of all dental materials to patients, dental practitioners, assistants and technicians
  4. Ability to select materials for particular applications by making judgments based on their biological, chemical, mechanical and other physical properties and be aware of the variables which can affect their handling