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