Menu UF Health Home Menu
 

Restorative Dental Sciences

The Department of Restorative Dental Sciences includes three academic divisions: operative dentistry, pre-doctoral general dentistry, and prosthodontics.

The department was created in 2010 by combining the departments of operative dentistry and prosthodontics, as well as faculty who teach in the D.M.D clinics. The department has significant impact on the D.M.D. program and strengthens the college as a whole by:

  • Facilitating clinical research collaborations and growth in the research activities of the department, ensuring its national stature and recognition;
  • Further improving education of the D.M.D. students through enhanced curriculum integration and clinical educational experiences;
  • Improving administrative efficiencies.

Operative dentistry

Operative dentistry is the area of dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases or trauma to teeth.

Pre-doctoral general dentistry

The division of pre-doctoral general dentistry includes the college’s D.M.D. Student Dental Clinic, where D.M.D. students perform care while being supervised by faculty members.

Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics is a dental specialty and the area of dentistry pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth.