Materials in Oral Health

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About this course: We all need healthy teeth, don’t we? The drive for development of new and novel oral biomaterials has never been more important with many people using oral biomaterials today and seeing their benefits in restoring and improving their oral health for a more enjoyable lifestyle. The unique properties of biomaterials such as titanium (Ti), zirconia (ZrO2) and various polymeric materials have made them materials of choice in oral health: dental implants, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and even regenerative medicine. Oral biomaterials research today is an exciting and intensive multidisciplinary area that encompasses contributions from a wide range of fields from professi…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: We all need healthy teeth, don’t we? The drive for development of new and novel oral biomaterials has never been more important with many people using oral biomaterials today and seeing their benefits in restoring and improving their oral health for a more enjoyable lifestyle. The unique properties of biomaterials such as titanium (Ti), zirconia (ZrO2) and various polymeric materials have made them materials of choice in oral health: dental implants, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and even regenerative medicine. Oral biomaterials research today is an exciting and intensive multidisciplinary area that encompasses contributions from a wide range of fields from professional dentistry to biology, chemistry, physics, material science, and engineering. This 4-week Oral Biomaterials course unveils to you the special properties and benefits of biomaterials including, titanium and titanium alloys, other alloys, zirconia and other ceramics, and modern composites. You will gain insights of practical use and applications of these biomaterials in different aspects of dentistry and clinical implications. You will realize how contemporary dentistry is about unifying synthetic materials to living tooth and bone tissues. You will get in touch with the crucial roles of digital dentistry and learn about CAD/CAM technology in crown fabrication, 3D printing and digital orthodontics. And lastly, you will be introduced to procedures and testing methods used to analyze and test significant mechanical properties of biomaterials in the research laboratory. Our vision for the course is to bring together expertise and experience in dentistry and a broad range to subjects for potential synergy in tomorrow’s oral biomaterials development and increase awareness of oral health.

Who is this class for: The course is designed to serve multiple groups of learners. (1) Dental practitioners, specialized dentists, and dental technicians (global): They will keep their knowledge up to date on the basic properties and concepts of dental biomaterials and other materials used in clinical dentistry, medicine and dental laboratories. (2) Non-dental practitioners: It is informative, mind opening and highly useful for medical and dental R&D staff, material engineers, marketing and sales personnel to keep up-to-date with the state of the art development in biomaterial science and technology. (3) Dental students and students from a diverse background: The students are enabled to learn the big picture, the special characteristics and proper procedures for health, handling, safety, and infection control with respect to oral biomaterials. (4) Senior Secondary School students: The course is also a good extended learning experience for senior secondary school students who wish to pursue a career in dentistry, medicine or materials science and engineering in their tertiary education.

Created by:  The University of Hong Kong
  • Taught by:  Jukka Pekka Matinlinna, Professor in Dental Materials Science, Head of Unit

    Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong
  • Taught by:  James Kit Hon Tsoi, Assistant Professor in Dental Materials Science, Assistant Dean of Electives and Experiential Learning

    Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong
Commitment 2-4 hours/week Language English, Subtitles: Chinese (Simplified) How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 4.4 stars Average User Rating 4.4See what learners said Coursework

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The University of Hong Kong The University of Hong Kong is the territory’s oldest institute of higher learning and also an internationally recognized, research led, comprehensive university. It engages in frontier research and academic endeavours that reflect and address the needs of a fast changing, knowledge-based world.

Syllabus


WEEK 1


Titanium and Ceramics



15 videos, 8 readings expand


  1. Video: Welcome to HKU Materials in Oral Health
  2. Video: Welcome to WEEK 1 from HKU Dean of Dentistry
  3. Reading: From Chief Instructors: About the Course and Disclaimer
  4. Reading: Honors Lessons (An Option for Learners)
  5. Reading: The Course Syllabus, the Course Structure and Useful Information
  6. Reading: Entrance Survey - Let us Know about You
  7. Discussion Prompt: Why are you interested in this course?
  8. Reading: Lesson 1.1 Objectives and Further Reading
  9. Video: Introduction to Dental Materials: Metals
  10. Video: Introduction of Materials used in Implants
  11. Video: What Does the Future Hold for Titanium and Its Alloys?
  12. Video: Titanium and Its Applications in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  13. Discussion Prompt: Titanium Implants
  14. Reading: Lesson 1.2 Objectives and Further Reading
  15. Video: An Introduction to Dental Materials: Ceramics, Zirconia and Alumina
  16. Video: Introduction of Ceramic Materials Used in Restorative Dentistry
  17. Video: The Development and Advantages of Glass Ceramics
  18. Video: Dental Material Choice: Zirconia vs. Titanium
  19. Video: The Challenge of Zirconia as a Dental Material: Surface Treatment
  20. Discussion Prompt: Titanium vs. Zirconia
  21. Reading: Lesson 1.3 Objectives and Further Reading
  22. Video: An Introduction to Surface Treatment Methods
  23. Video: Surface Treatment Method: Acid Etching
  24. Video: Acid Etching: Bonding to Enamel and Dentine
  25. Discussion Prompt: Surface Treatment in Dentistry
  26. Reading: [Honors Lesson 1H] Objectives and Further Reading
  27. Video: [Honors Lesson 1H] Silicon and Silicon Compounds in Dentistry

Graded: CheckPoint 1.1
Graded: Check Point 1.2
Graded: Check Point 1.3
Graded: [Honors Essay 1H] Silicon and Related Compounds

WEEK 2


Modern Composites and Cements



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  1. Video: Welcome to Week 2
  2. Reading: Lesson 2.1 Objectives and Further Reading
  3. Video: Choice of Dental Fillings: Silver or Composites
  4. Video: An Overview of Fibre-Reinforced Composite (FRC) in Dentistry
  5. Video: Fibre-Reinforced Composite (FRC) : Chemistry, Properties, Fibre Types and Orientation
  6. Video: Applications of Fibre-Reinforced Composite (FRC) in Dentistry
  7. Discussion Prompt: Amalgam vs. Composite
  8. Reading: Lesson 2.2 Objectives and Further Reading
  9. Video: An Introduction to Dental Cements
  10. Video: Introduction to Glass Ionomer Cements (GIC) and Resin-modified Glass Ionomer Cements (RMGIC)
  11. Video: Tricalcium Silicate-based Endodontic Cements - Properties and Modifications
  12. Video: Tricalcium Silicate-based Endodontic Cements - Radiopacifier
  13. Video: Tricalcium Silicate-based Endodontic Cements - Modifications in Mixing Liquids and Additives
  14. Video: Tricalcium Silicate-based Endodontic Cements - Hydraulic Properties and Bioactivities
  15. Discussion Prompt: Would tricalcium silicate cement (MTA) dominate in endodontics?
  16. Reading: Lesson 2.3 Objectives and Further Reading
  17. Video: Classification and Composition of Resin Dental Adhesives
  18. Video: Resin Adhesion to Tooth Tissues
  19. Video: Indications of Resin Dental Adhesives
  20. Video: Dental Restorative Materials in Paediatric Dentistry
  21. Discussion Prompt: Do the difference of anatomical features and age of dentine affect dentine bonding?

Graded: Check Point 2.1
Graded: Check Point 2.2
Graded: Check Point 2.3

WEEK 3


Digital Dentistry



14 videos, 3 readings expand


  1. Video: Welcome to Week 3
  2. Video: The Role of Digital Technology in Dentistry - A Message from Instructor Professor Jukka Matinlinna
  3. Video: Introduction to Digital Dentistry - A Message from Instructor Dr. James Tsoi
  4. Reading: Lesson 3.1 Objectives and Further Reading
  5. Video: 3-D Digital Stereophotogrammetry
  6. Video: Intraoral Scanner
  7. Video: An Introduction to Oral Radiology
  8. Video: The Basic Principles of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)
  9. Video: Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)
  10. Reading: Lesson 3.2 Objectives and Further Reading
  11. Video: CAD/CAM Technology in Crown Fabrication – An Introduction
  12. Video: Orthodontics Diagnosis and Treatment Methods
  13. Video: Digital Dentistry in the Field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  14. Reading: Lesson 3.3 Objectives and Further Reading
  15. Video: Digital Probing
  16. Video: Shade Matching
  17. Video: 3D Printing in Dentistry
  18. Discussion Prompt: Will digital technologies revolutionize dentistry in the future?

Graded: Check Point 3.1
Graded: Check Point 3.2
Graded: Check Point 3.3

WEEK 4


Lab Tests



9 videos, 4 readings expand


  1. Video: Welcome to Week 4
  2. Reading: Lesson 4.1 Objectives and Further Reading
  3. Video: Adhesion in Restorative Dentistry
  4. Video: A Finite Element Study on Dental Bond Strength Tests
  5. Video: Impact of Root Canal Irrigants on Root Filling Materials
  6. Discussion Prompt: Factors affecting the bond strength
  7. Reading: Lesson 4.2 Objectives and Further Reading
  8. Video: Introduction to Spectroscopy
  9. Video: Surface Analysis : What is a Surface?
  10. Video: Methods to Study the Surfaces: ESCA
  11. Video: ESCA Study of Titanium
  12. Reading: Exit Survey: Let us know what you think about the course
  13. Reading: Honors Lesson 4H Objectives and Further Reading
  14. Video: (4.2.3) Microtensile Bond Strength Test [A Silent Lab Demonstration]

Graded: Check Point 4.1
Graded: Check Point 4.2
Graded: Honors Essay 4H Microtensile Bond Strength Test
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