The department has all the facilities to demonstrate the various aspects of materials to the students.
It is also engaged in research work on various aspects of formulation and testing of materials.
The subject involves the principles underlying the mechanical, physical and chemical properties of
dental materials with special emphasis placed on materials-structure in relation to their clinical
performance. It also covers the functional properties and biocompatibility of various materials used
in dentistry. Due to the recent advances in the basic sciences and technology, sound knowledge of
basic sciences and exposure to dental clinical practices are required to conduct research and
teaching programs. This emphasises the need to study existing dental materials carefully and to
recognise their advantages and disadvantages.
The main educational goals of the department are to provide undergraduate students with a
scientific understanding of the principle of materials science, the ability to critically assess the
characteristics of dental biomaterials and to recognise the importance of materials manipulation for
|drg. Iman Sudjarwo, M.Kes
|Dr. drg. Lenny Indriany Hatta, M.Kes