The department was created in 2010 by combining the departments of general dentistry, operative dentistry, 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 is the area of dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases. The main objective is to maintain the patients oral health, function, and aesthetics. A great aspect is understanding biomaterials, incorporating evidence-based dentistry, and using conventional and digital 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 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.
For more information, please refer to our prosthodontics care brochure.