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Course Code: 
DENT 215
Course Period: 
Course Language: 
Course Objectives: 
This is the second year course of the Department of Prosthodontics. In the previous year, the students were encouraged to develop their manipulative and psychomotor skills in the “Morphology, Manipulation and Prosthodontics 1” course. In the second year, this course focuses on specific aspects of Removable Partial Prosthodontics and Fixed prosthodontics, and primarily aims to teach students the laboratory procedures related with the manufacturing of partial removable dentures and fixed prosthesis. In the meantime, students are taught to make correlations with clinical procedures so that they are prepared for the prosthodontic treatments they should carry out in the subsequent year. The course has both theoretical and practical parts.
Course Content: 


To help our students acquire knowledge and skills with both theoretical and practical studies about removable partial dentures and fixed prostheses.
Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 4: Case Study 5: Practice
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Preclinical Lab Study C: Homework-Case study D: Clinical performance form E:OSCHIE

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Course Learning Outcomes


Learning Outcomes  Program



Teaching Methods  Assessment Methods 
Describe the laboratory stages of partial removable dentures, crown and bridge restorations PLO 1, PLO 9,

PLO 11, PLO14

1,2,3,5 A,B,C
Describe the anatomical landmarks related to removable dentures PLO 1, PLO 9,

PLO 11, PLO14

1,2,3,5 A,B,C
Use all systems describing teeth locations and demonstrate different clinical situations about partial dentures. PLO 1, PLO 9,

PLO 11, PLO14

1,2,3,5 A,B,C
Describe the rules of tooth arrangement PLO 1, PLO 9,

PLO 11, PLO14

1,2,3,5 A,B,C
State the components, types, indications and contraindications of all removable dentures PLO 1, PLO 9,

PLO 11, PLO14

1,2,3,5 A,B,C
Describe components of fixed partial dentures and types of marginal finish lines PLO 1, PLO 9,

PLO 11, PLO14

1,2,3,5 A,B,C
Use the appropriate instrument for tooth preparation PLO 1, PLO 9,

PLO 11, PLO14

1,2,3,5 A,B,C
Describe tooth preparation for inlay, onlay, overlay and laminate restorations PLO 1, PLO 9,

PLO 11, PLO14

1,2,3,5 A,B,C
Perform tooth preparations for crown restorations and impression taking on phantom. PLO 1, PLO 9,

PLO 11, PLO14

1,2,3,5 A,B,C
Describe investing and casting of crown and bridge restorations PLO 1, PLO 9,

PLO 11, PLO14

1,2,3,5 A,B,C
Perform metal core and porcelain modelling (waxing) for bridge (metal-fused to porcelain) restoration  PLO 1, PLO 9,

PLO 11, PLO14

1,2,3,5 A,B,C

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT (4. semester) 
Week Topics (theoretic) Study Materials
1 Instrument used during tooth preparation  recommended resources
2 Types of fixed restorations  recommended resources
3 Rules of tooth preparation  recommended resources
4 Preparation of anterior teeth (incisors and canine) recommended resources
5 Preparation of posterior teeth (premolar and molar) recommended resources
6 Preparation of anterior teeth (laminates and  ¾ crowns)

Preparation of posterior teeth (inlay, onlay, overlay)

recommended resources
7 Components of the bridge and types of bridge pontics  recommended resources
8 Temporary restorations  recommended resources
9 Impression  recommended resources
10 Cast and dye preparation   recommended resources
11 Wax-up  recommended resources
12 Investing and casting    recommended resources
13 Crown adaptation and polishing  recommended resources
14 General considerations of fixed prosthodontics recommended resources




COURSE CONTENT  (4. semester) 
Week Topics  (practical) Study Materials
1 Tooth preparation (upper central incisors)  
2 Tooth preparation (lower central incisors)  
3 Tooth preparation (upper lateral incisors)  
4 Tooth preparation (lower lateral incisors)  
5 Tooth preparation (upper canines)  
6 Tooth preparation (lower canines)  
7 Tooth preparation (upper premolars)  
8 Tooth preparation (lower premolars)  
9 Tooth preparation (upper molars)  
10 Tooth preparation (lower molars)  
11 Tooth preparation for bridge restoration   
12 Impression, cast and dye preparation  
13 Mounting the casts on the articulator  
14 Wax-up for metal fused porcelain bridge  

Recommended Sources


  1. Hand-outs 
  2. Prosthodontic Clinical Manual 
  3. Senih Çalıkkocaoğlu, Pınar Kursoglu, Nuray Çapa. Parsiyel protezlerin laboratuvar işlemleri, 2005 
  4. Senih Çalıkkocaoğlu. Bölümlü protezler, 1996 
  5. İdil Dikbaş, Temel Köksal (Turkish editors). Bir Bakışta Protez, 2015. Original: Prosthodontics at a Glance, Irfan Ahmad. Wiley-Blackwell.
  6. Pınar Kursoğlu (Turkish editor). Hareketli Bölümlü Protezler, 2011. Original: Nicholas J A Jepson, Quintessence. 
  7. McCracken, William L. McCracken's Removable partial prosthodontics, 1985
  8. Shillinburg, Herbert T. Fundamentals of Fixed Prosthodontics, 1997
  9. Grant, Alan A. Removable denture prosthodontics, 1992 
  10. Kratochvil, F. James. Partial removable prosthodontics, 1988
  11. McLean, John W. The science and art of dental ceramics, 1980

Material Sharing


Documents Contemporary literature
Assignments Manual practices as homework
Exams 3 Theoretical and practical exams



Mid-terms:  2 x (theoretical + practical) 2 50%
Final: 1 x (theoretical + practical) 1 50%
Total   100%

Course’s Contribution to Program


No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5  
1 Adopting a lifelong learning concept, making necessary planning and practice for continuous professional development.   X        
2 Planning and managing teamwork in the practice, taking into consideration patient safety and clinical risk management            
3 Applying ethical principles in all patients and using ethical decision making principles in solving ethical issues.            
4 Maintenance of an effective communication with the dental staff and patients.            
5 Taking care of the privacy of patient information and keeping and maintaining patient records thoroughly            
6 Using the necessary anamnesis, examination and auxiliary diagnostic methods for the diagnosis of oral and dental diseases and interpreting the relationship between the general health status of the patient and planning of dental treatments.            
7 Making a comprehensive treatment planning that includes all preventive measures by taking the protection and maintenance of health as a priority in all dental practices.            
8 Planning alternative treatment options and make a collaborative decision with the patient about final treatment planning by informing about the advantages and disadvantages of the plans.            
9 Integrating basic medical sciences in clinical sciences and using this information in all procedures of the patient.         X  
10 Making a treatment planning by taking oral health risks  of the patient into consideration and referring to a specialist in cases beyond one’s area of expertise            
11 Performing first step health services of the patient with maximum psychomotor skills and using the principles of evidence based dentistry.                          X      
12 Establishing communication with pediatric patients considering the stages of mental development and provision of behavioral management.            
13 Planning, execution and evaluation of community based programs focused on special groups.            
14 Making necessary suggestions in reorganization and areas of national health policies. X          
15 Following international literature, evaluating publications critically and integration of research results and evidence based dentistry during practice.            







Activities Quantity Duration
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 28 x Total course hours) 28 6 168
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 28 1 28
Mid-terms 4 2 8
Homework 28 2 56
Final examination 2 4 8
Total Work Load     268
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     10,72
ECTS Credit of the Course     11