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Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Titanium and Ceramics

5 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 59 min), 8 readings, 4 quizzes
15 videos
Welcome to WEEK 1 from HKU Dean of Dentistry54s
Introduction to Dental Materials: Metals2m
Introduction of Materials used in Implants4m
What Does the Future Hold for Titanium and Its Alloys?3m
Titanium and Its Applications in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery6m
An Introduction to Dental Materials: Ceramics, Zirconia and Alumina4m
Introduction of Ceramic Materials Used in Restorative Dentistry3m
The Development and Advantages of Glass Ceramics1m
Dental Material Choice: Zirconia vs. Titanium2m
The Challenge of Zirconia as a Dental Material: Surface Treatment2m
An Introduction to Surface Treatment Methods3m
Surface Treatment Method: Acid Etching6m
Acid Etching: Bonding to Enamel and Dentine4m
[Honors Lesson 1H] Silicon and Silicon Compounds in Dentistry11m
8 readings
From Chief Instructors: About the Course and Disclaimer10m
Honors Lessons (An Option for Learners)10m
The Course Syllabus, the Course Structure and Useful Information10m
Entrance Survey - Let us Know More about You10m
Lesson 1.1 Objectives and Further Reading10m
Lesson 1.2 Objectives and Further Reading10m
Lesson 1.3 Objectives and Further Reading10m
[Honors Lesson 1H] Objectives and Further Reading10m
3 practice exercises
CheckPoint 1.110m
Check Point 1.28m
Check Point 1.314m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Modern Composites and Cements

2 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 65 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
15 videos
Choice of Dental Fillings: Silver or Composites4m
An Overview of Fibre-Reinforced Composite (FRC) in Dentistry5m
Fibre-Reinforced Composite (FRC) : Chemistry, Properties, Fibre Types and Orientation3m
Applications of Fibre-Reinforced Composite (FRC) in Dentistry4m
An Introduction to Dental Cements5m
Introduction to Glass Ionomer Cements (GIC) and Resin-modified Glass Ionomer Cements (RMGIC)4m
Tricalcium Silicate-based Endodontic Cements - Properties and Modifications5m
Tricalcium Silicate-based Endodontic Cements - Radiopacifier2m
Tricalcium Silicate-based Endodontic Cements - Modifications in Mixing Liquids and Additives7m
Tricalcium Silicate-based Endodontic Cements - Hydraulic Properties and Bioactivities3m
Classification and Composition of Resin Dental Adhesives6m
Resin Adhesion to Tooth Tissues4m
Indications of Resin Dental Adhesives1m
Dental Restorative Materials in Paediatric Dentistry6m
3 readings
Lesson 2.1 Objectives and Further Reading10m
Lesson 2.2 Objectives and Further Reading10m
Lesson 2.3 Objectives and Further Reading10m
3 practice exercises
Check Point 2.18m
Check Point 2.26m
Check Point 2.316m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Digital Dentistry

2 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 33 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
14 videos
The Role of Digital Technology in Dentistry - A Message from Instructor Professor Jukka Matinlinna52s
Introduction to Digital Dentistry - A Message from Instructor Dr. James Tsoi3m
3-D Digital Stereophotogrammetry38s
Intraoral Scanner57s
An Introduction to Oral Radiology3m
The Basic Principles of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)6m
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)1m
CAD/CAM Technology in Crown Fabrication – An Introduction5m
Orthodontics Diagnosis and Treatment Methods1m
Digital Dentistry in the Field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery2m
Digital Probing1m
Shade Matching47s
3D Printing in Dentistry2m
3 readings
Lesson 3.1 Objectives and Further Reading10m
Lesson 3.2 Objectives and Further Reading10m
Lesson 3.3 Objectives and Further Reading10m
3 practice exercises
Check Point 3.116m
Check Point 3.220m
Check Point 3.312m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Lab Tests

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 52 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
9 videos
Adhesion in Restorative Dentistry5m
A Finite Element Study on Dental Bond Strength Tests3m
Impact of Root Canal Irrigants on Root Filling Materials13m
Introduction to Spectroscopy7m
Surface Analysis : What is a Surface?2m
Methods to Study the Surfaces: ESCA5m
ESCA Study of Titanium13m
(4.2.3) Microtensile Bond Strength Test [A Silent Lab Demonstration]46s
4 readings
Lesson 4.1 Objectives and Further Reading10m
Lesson 4.2 Objectives and Further Reading10m
Exit Survey: Let us know what you think about the course10m
Honors Lesson 4H Objectives and Further Reading10m
2 practice exercises
Check Point 4.110m
Check Point 4.26m

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  • The major aim of the course is to help the students:

    LEARN about important biomaterials used in oral health and their unique properties and use, UNDERSTAND the selection and clinical implications and potentials of biomaterials and technology used in dentistry, and APPLY the related knowledge, experience, challenges, and expertise in studies and research in oral biomaterials and CREATE SYNERGY in ever growing needs and contribution to tomorrow’s dentistry.

  • The MOOC includes 4 modules and runs over a period of 4 weeks.

    You can refer to the Learning objectives page.

    Week 1 reveals the unique properties and clinical implications of the much sort-after titanium and various ceramics and discusses the importance of surface treatments and modifications.

    Week 2 discusses the characteristics of modern resin composites, other polymeric materials, and dental cements, looking into adhesion strength and the role of dentin bonding agents.

    Week 3 explores present day and future dentistry: the increasingly popular role of digital dentistry in practice today, including CAD/CAM, crown fabrication, 3D printing and orthodontics.

    Week 4 shows major research laboratory tests for testing specific mechanical properties, adhesion strength, as well as, spectroscopic techniques used in the analysis and charaacterization of biomaterials.

  • Each Weekly Module is divided into 3 to 4 Lessons, depending on the content area and topics. Each Module includes Learning Objectives, Further Reading materials for the week and Discussion Prompt questions in the discussion forum.

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  • The purpose of the quiz is to help you comprehend the lesson contents. A learner can make 3 attempts to a quiz within 1 hour.

  • The Teachers of the course are dental practitioners and experts in dental materials from around the world:

    Professor Jukka P. Matinlinna (The University of Hong Kong)

    Dr. James K. H. Tsoi (The University of Hong Kong)

    Dr. Nikos Mattheos (The University of Hong Kong)

    Prof. Niklaus P. Lang (The University of Hong Kong, University of Berne, Switzerland)

    Dr. Justin P. Curtin (The University of Hong Kong)

    Dr. Edmond H. N. Pow (The University of Hong Kong)

    Prof. Timo Närhi (The University of Turku)

    Dr. Hamdi H. Hamama (The University of Hong Kong)

    Prof. Damien Walmsley (The University of Birmingham)

    Prof. Pekka Vallittu (The University of Turku)

    Prof. Cynthia K. Y. Yiu (The University of Hong Kong)

    Prof. Josette Camilleri (The University of Malta)

    Dr. Manikandan Ekambaram (The University of Hong Kong)

    Dr. Walter Y. H. Lam (The University of Hong Kong)

    Prof. Michael Bornstein (The University of Hong Kong)

    Dr. Andy W. K. Yeung (The University of Hong Kong)

    Dr. Henry W. K. Luk (The University of Hong Kong)

    Dr. John Y. C. Wu (The University of Hong Kong)

    Dr. Winnie W. S. Choi (The University of Hong Kong)

    Dr. Dominic K. L. Ho (The University of Hong Kong)

    Dr. Will W. Qiao (The University of Hong Kong)

    Dr. Tian Tian (The University of Hong Kong)

    Dr. Fabio Savoldi (The University of Hong Kong)

    Dr. Xiaozhuang Jin (The University of Hong Kong)

    Dr. Prasanna Neelakantan (The University of Hong Kong)

    Prof. Will Palin (The University of Birmingham)

    Prof. Edwin Kukk (The University of Turku)

    Dr. Sari Granroth (The University of Turku)

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