Description and aim of the course
Program of the course Preclinical restorative dental medicine is the introductory course into the
multi layered issues of a large domain of the restorative dental medicine. The students will get
fundamental knowledge encompassing diagnostics and therapy of teeth and the supporting tissues
through lectures and preclinical practical.
In 30 hours of lectures, the students will be given fundamental and new theoretical findings in the
field of restorative dental medicine about the workplace, instruments, anamnesis and tooth
examination, nomenclature, dry working field, diagnostics and treatment planning, basic and
contemporary principles of cavity preparation, materials for temporary and permanent fillings,
recommendations for work with restorative dental materials, mistakes in the placement of fillings,
biocompatibility of restorative materials, management of acute and chronical tooth trauma and vital
The aim of the preclinical practical is to train the students for their future work with patients.
Therefore, students will examine the teeth of their fellow students, perform the cavity preparations
on model teeth and phantoms, place the protective liners and/or adhesive system and a permanent
filling, perform modeling and finishing of the filling with the occlusal adjustments and polishing. The
students will also be able to work with contemporary materials and procedures, such as 3D printing
in restorative dentistry.
- Required literature:
1. Summit JB, Robbins JW, Hilton TJ, Schwartz RS. Fundamentals of operative dentistry: a
contemporary approach: Quintessence Publishing Co, Inc 2006.
- Recommended literature:
1. Mount GJ, Hume WR. Preservation and restoration of tooth structure. Mosby International Ltd.
2. Nakabayayashi N, Pashley DH. Hybridization of dental hard tissues. Quintessence Publishing Co.,
3. Materials from the Merlin e-course