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DENH 420 Restorative Functions Theory and Lab

This course focuses on the principles, handling characteristics, placement, contouring, and adjusting of the direct restorative materials in a laboratory setting in accordance with MN Statute, section 150A.10, subdivision 4.

Special information

Prerequisites: Admitted into Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program (BSDH) program or licensed dental hygienist or dental assistant or in final year of dental hygiene program. Lab fees apply.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective May 4, 2022 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Demonstrate laboratory competency in the critical thinking and psychomotor skills necessary to placement, contouring, and occlusal adjusting of the following restorative materials: amalgam restorations, glass ionomer restorations, composite resin restorations: Class I and Class V supragingival restorations where the margins of the restoration are entirely within enamel, stainless steel crown adaptation and cementation.
  • Describe the physical properties, principles, handling characteristics, and appropriate clinical application of the following materials: dental amalgams, glass ionomers, composite resins, stainless steel crown.
  • Integrate evidence-based research to improve the quality of restorative functions in the laboratory setting.
  • Maintain accountability for quality restorative work, mercury hygiene, and safety in the laboratory setting.
  • Maintain accurate record keeping in accordance with Minnesota Board of Dentistry guidelines as it relates to restorative functions services.
  • Participate in self-assessment and peer assessment to improve the effectiveness of restorative work in the laboratory setting.

Spring 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
01 Restorative Functions Theory and Lab Jordan, Andrea L Branca, Elizabeth T. Books for DENH-420-01 Spring 2024 Course details for DENH-420-01 Spring 2024