• Program: Dental Assistant
  • Course: Dental Materials
  • Course #: DNTL1140
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will introduce the student to various materials used in dentistry. These include gypsum, waxes, impression materials, cements (protective layers) and restorative materials. The student will learn identification, purposes and properties as well as the proper manipulation/preparation procedure for each. Laboratory equipment, safety measures and lab emergency protocol will be emphasized. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Explain dental laboratory safety procedures
Describe emergency protocol for the dental laboratory
Compare gypsum products
Explain dental waxes
Manipulate dental impression materials
Produce custom impression trays
Interpret dental cements
Interpret dental liners and varnishes
Identify dental restorative materials

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Admission into the Dental Assistant Program
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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