This course exposes students to the science and clinical aspects of dental materials in restorative dentistry and the various dental specialties. Most of the information will be handled from a theoretical base. Some content will include practical demonstration with skill development in the manipulation of these materials. Physical and mechanical properties of dental materials and classification of dental materials are reviewed with particular attention to the DH understanding of dental materials from the clinical perspective. Emphasis will be placed on those materials associated with dental hygiene assessments specific clinical procedures and interpretation materials on radiographs.