Restorative Dentistry

Restorative DentistryRestorative Dentistry has its roots in the first year Oral Biology module, where students learn the basics regarding the shapes and forms of the teeth and the structure of the tissues making up the teeth.

In second year, students learn about the basic restorative concepts and the materials used for the restoration (fillings) of teeth. They are also introduced to the various Dental Specialties that are available to enable them to formulate treatment plans and referrals.

In final year, Restorative Dentistry is a major module, drawing on the knowledge that has been accumulated from the previous years. Starting with preclinical training on phantom heads in our skills laboratory, students then go on to work on patients under direct supervision, until the end of the year. Here they gain experience in restoring teeth that have been damaged through the decay process as well as to restore teeth that have minor fractures and aesthetic irregularities. They also visit the Phelophepa health train for two weeks as part of their outreach activity.

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