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Class I Composite Restoration: Instructional Video

Published: August 21, 2013 | 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9505

Included in this publication:

  • Class I Comopsite Restoration - Instructor's Guide.doc
  • Class I Composite Restoration Criteria Sheet.pdf
  • Class I Composite Restoration Quiz Key.doc
  • Class I Composite Restoration Quiz.doc
  • Class I Composite Restoration.mp4

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Editor's Note: This publication predates our implementation of the Educational Summary Report in 2016 and thus displays a different format than newer publications.


Introduction: This instructional video presents the basic technique for restoring a class I occlusal preparation with composite. This video is intended to serve as an adjunctive tool for teaching operative dentistry. The intended audience is any student of operative dentistry. Methods: Students can watch this video on their personal computer/media device as a form of self-study or review. The video can also be projected as a stand-alone presentation before a group of viewers in teaching and/or calibration scenarios. The video can be easily paused during presentation to engage in reflection on and discussion of previously presented information. To aid in assessment of comprehension of basic concepts covered in the class I amalgam restoration video, a multiple-choice quiz is also included in this submission. Results: This video has become a powerful medium for effectively illustrating operative procedures at our institution. By viewing this video in advance, students are more attentive during lectures, and seem to ask better questions. In addition, they have become more efficient during laboratory sessions and are also able to better self-assess. Discussion: Because the resource is a concise demonstration of the technique of class I composite restoration, other important related subjects (dental caries and dental materials) could not be covered in detail. For a more comprehensive understanding of dental caries management, further training and collaboration is strongly encouraged.

Educational Objectives

By the end of the module, the learner will be able to:

  1. Recognize the instruments needed to restore a class I occlusal preparation with composite.
  2. Understand the use of an etch and rinse bonding system.
  3. Identify a systematic approach to restore a class I occlusal with a microhybrid composite.

Author Information

  • Shalizeh Patel, DDS: The University of Texas School of Dentistry
  • Ryan Quock: University of Texas School of Dentistry
  • Juliana Barros: The University of Texas School of Dentistry
  • Darrel Gonzales: The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
  • Timothy Woernley: The University of Texas School of Dentistry
  • Martha Orozco: The University of Texas School of Dentistry
  • Gary Frey: The University of Texas School of Dentistry

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Patel S, Quock R, Barros J, et al. Class I composite restoration: instructional video. MedEdPORTAL. 2013;9:9505. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9505

This publication is co-sponsored by the American Dental Education Association.