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.
Materials in Oral HealthThe University of Hong Kong
About this Course
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.
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TOP REVIEWS FROM MATERIALS IN ORAL HEALTH
It was a great experience to be the part of this course as it gave me such a great knowledge about the materials used in dental field and lectures were also great to the point.
The course was really effective with quizzes and the lecture videos were really amazing and overall had a good learning experience
I felt it could be more clinically oriented and subjects could be more elaborate. More demonstrations can also be made
It was really interesting. Thanks HKU and Coursera. I won the best learner's essay for the 1st session of the course.
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What is the aim of the course?
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.
What are the contents covered in the course?
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.
What is the structure of a weekly module?
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.
Each individual Lesson in the Weekly Module contains 3 to 4 video lecture videos and an automated assessment of Multiple Choice questions for knowledge consolidation.
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Can I re-take the quiz if I did not get all questions correct?
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.
Who are the teachers in Materials in Oral Health course?
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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