2023-2024 / DENT1028-1

Dental biomaterials (Part II)


12h Th

Number of credits

 Master in dentistry (60 ECTS)1 crédit 


Amélie Mainjot

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course of Dental Biomaterials is given at 80% by Prof. A. MAINJOT and at 20% by Prof. F. LAMBERT. It follows the course of Introduction to Dental Biomaterials given in Bac 2.
The course is related to the specific characteristics of the different types of dental biomaterials, except biomaterials used in oral surgery and implantology (partim F. LAMBERT ) : it is the following part of the course of Dental Biomaterials partim 1. The study of dental biomaterials is performed through the analysis of clinical situations and critical analysis of dental biomaterials advertising. Dental Biomaterials partim 2 is complemented by work placement in clinics orientated on Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD-CAM processes) and an interactive practical session on bonding to dental tissues (work placement II DEN 3004 - Ba) .


Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The overall objective of the course is to enable students to master the characteristics of dental biomaterials in order to better understand their choice and their use in clinical practice. After the course students will be able:

  • to understand and to know the characteristics, behavior and handling procedure of various dental biomaterials
  • to optimize the choice of the biomaterial in the aim of improving treatment quality
  • to analyze and to understand the principles of adhesion of various dental biomaterials to tooth tissues
  • to differentiate some categories of restorative dental biomaterials, to know their properties and indications
  • to implement handling procedires of these biomaterials
  • to explain the various methods of manufacturing of some restorative biomaterials
  • to understand and to analyze the relationships between structure, composition and manufacturing process of a dental biomaterial and its properties
  • to understand and to review the evolution of dental biomaterials

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Course of "Introduction to Dental Biomaterials"

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The learning method is based on the flipped classroom method. Students have to solve some clinical cases (micro-casus) before lessons through the e-learning platform. They also have to realise a video, which highlights the keypoints of the lesson (Keychain video) or which constistutes a critical analysis of a dental biomaterial advertising. Keychain videos are evaluated by the teacher and allow him to discuss eventual misunderstanding. Critic videos are discussed during the course. The video must be realized in order to get accs to the final exam. During the lesson students interact with the teacher via polls (Socrative), which test their practical knowledge. The course includes a large amount of practical illustrations and videos. After each session a knowledge test is available online. It prepares the student for the exam. Support of the course (slides), book references, or links to internet ressources are given on the platform.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Blended learning

Additional information:


The course is delivered both at distance through the e-learning platform (e-campus) and through face to face lessons. The duration of the face to face lessons is adapted in regards to time needed for the e-learning platform use.

Recommended or required readings

PARTIM A. MAINJOT Support of course (slides) and books or links to additional ressources (optional) on the internet are available on the e-learning platform.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam

Other : Critic video to perform

Additional information:

Written examination. The video must be realized in order to get access to the final exam. 

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The course of Dental Biomaterials is given at 80% by Prof. A. MAINJOT and at 20% by Prof. F. Lambert.
You are invited to use the e-learning plateform on e-campus before and after each class session. This platform also contains all necessary information regarding the organization of the course.  


Besides lessons, students have the opportunity to ask the teacher questions on the course content. It is strongly advised to make an appointment by email. 
Prof. Amélie Mainjot Dental Biomaterials Research Unit (d-BRU), University of Liege Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, University Hospital Center (CHU) of Liege Institute of Dentistry Quai G. Kurth 45 4020 Liege Belgium www.d-bru.ulg.ac.be email : a.mainjot@ulg.ac.be

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