Profile Department Dental Biomaterials
Department of Dental Biomaterials was established in 1995, formerly it was started as Department of Dental Materials.
There are six teaching staff : 1. Prof. Dr.drg. Widowati S., MS., 2. Dr. drg. Widjijono, SU., 3. Drg. Purwanto Agustiono, SU., 4. Drg. Harsini, MS., 5. Drg. Dyah Irnawati, MS., and 6. Dr.drg. Siti Sunarintyas, MKes.
The courses are taught in three semesters. The first two semesters cover dental materials with their structures, compositions, properties, and manipulations. The development of dental materials and its interaction with human is taught in one semester . To complete the teaching activities, the students follow laboratory skill for one semester.
Next to the teaching activities, the staff are doing researches, especially developing local herbs and materials. At this moment a joint research with Dental School of The Hong Kong University is performed in developing an advanced material, namely Fiber Reincorfed Composite
Dental Biomaterials I
Dental Biomaterials I is an obligatory course. This course describes the development, structure, composition, properties, selection, manipulation, and evaluation of dental materials for functional and esthetical rehabilitation in stomatognathic system. Topics include dental material standards, dental material properties, impression materials, gypsum products, dental waxes, acrylic resins, metals and alloys, and amalgam filling materials. Dental Biomaterials I consists of 2 credit hour lectures and is offerared in first year. The lectures are delivered by dental biomaterials team teaching using student centered learning system.
Dental Biomaterials Science II
Dental Biomaterial Science II consists of 1 credit course and 1 credit skills laboratory. The subject learns the aspects of dental materials which is related to dental health, direct or indirectly contacted with the human tissue. The courses include the composition, application and biocompatibility of dental cement, composites resin, bonding materials, bio-adhesion and auxilliary materials. The method of the study is students-centered learning.
Dental Biomaterials III
The scope of Dental Biomaterials III comprises the biocompatibility of materials as it is used in the oral cavity, and introduces the physical, mechanical, and chemical properties of the future dental materials. The lectures consist of : biocompatibility science, dental implantology, dental medicaments, and the development of new dental materials. Lectures are managed by a team of teachers with students-centered learning method. The subject is for 1 credit.