Restorative Dentistry

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The Department of Restorative Dentistry is the largest and most comprehensive unit in the School of Dental Medicine, and includes the Division of Operative Dentistry and the Division of Prosthodontics.

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About Operative Dentistry and Prosthodontics

Operative dentistry focuses on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases to the teeth (fillings).

Prosthodontics is the area of dentistry that deals with restoring severely broken down teeth (crowns and bridges) or restoring the dentition on individuals who have permanently lost their teeth (complete dentures or removable partial dentures).

Our Mission: Teaching, Service and Research

The Department of Restorative Dentistry is committed to the School’s mission to continue to improve the well-being and oral health of the community. We meet this goal by:

  • Providing a stimulating environment to educate dental students, graduate students, residents, dentists and other dental professionals
  • Providing direct comprehensive restorative clinical services
  • Conducting oral health research and other scholarly activity
  • Developing future leaders of the profession in education, research and organized dentistry

In addition, we help ensure that the next generation of dentists will excel in their professions, and will be life-long learners who are prepared to provide excellent preventative and general dentistry by providing patient-centered comprehensive dental care after they graduate.

Prosthodontics Certificate and Advanced Education Programs

Our faculty are highly involved in advanced education programs, including the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program, and the postdoctoral certificate program in advanced prosthodontics.