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27584-01 - Lecture: Materials and Technologies in Dentistry 3 CP

Semester spring semester 2018
Course frequency Every spring sem.
Lecturers Bernd Ilgenstein (
Kurt Hans Jäger (
Markus Jungo (
Bert Müller (, Assessor)
Content The variety of materials used in dentistry including metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites is enormous and has been radically changed during decades. Intolerance and incompatibility issues become more and more important, especially because of their patient-specific reactions. Based on the daily experience, three dentists explain materials-related problems, which comprise the determination of composition, peri-implantitis, and corrosion measurements within the oral cavity. Furthermore, the applications of advanced ceramics and composites for artificial teeth and bone augmentation before implant placement or implant placement combined with augmentations are discussed in detail. The more or less sophisticated instruments for oral surgery and dental treatments are considered from the materials point of view. Finally, the application of lasers for bone cutting, pain treatment, and reduction of bacteria in the root cannel will be presented as already incorporated into the well-equipped dental offices.
Learning objectives The students will learn how to use materials in dentistry properly, not only in theory but also in practice during hand-on sessions and visits of dental companies. They will learn how apply advanced ceramics and composites for dental treatments and how to use instruments, such as lasers, in well-equipped dental offices.
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Language of instruction English
Use of digital media No specific media used


Interval Weekday Time Room

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Modules Doctorate Biomedical Engineering: Recommendations (PhD subject: Biomedical Engineering (Start of studies before 01.02.2015))
Doctorate Biomedical Engineering: Recommendations (PhD subject: Biomedical Engineering)
Assessment format continuous assessment
Assessment details oral exam (Jäger/Müller)
Assessment registration/deregistration Reg.: course registration; dereg.: teaching staff
Repeat examination no repeat examination
Scale Pass / Fail
Repeated registration as often as necessary
Responsible faculty Faculty of Medicine
Offered by Departement Biomedical Engineering (DBE)