Excerpt from The Creighton University Bulletin, 1914-1915, Vol. 6
Operative dentistry - Instruction in this department covers the entire field of operative dentistry and consists of lectures and practical work in the laboratory and infirmary. After the students have been thor oughly grounded in the fundamental principles of dental operations and have grown familiar with the ordinary technical processes, they are in structed in the treatment of decay, the use of instruments and appliances, the preparation of cavities, the physical properties and relative value of filling materials and the best method of filling teeth. Other dental operations receive appropriate treatment. The Senior, Junior and F resh man classes each has one lecture a week during the entire year.
Operative Technics - This course is designed for the Freshman and Junior years and consists of lectures and work in the laboratory, where every method and apparatus is used for teaching the student the first principles of operative dentistry. The form and structure of the human teeth; the location, size and shape of the pulp and pulp canals, as well as the location of the pulp chamber, are studied by sawing and cutting natural teeth that have been extracted.
The treatment, the use of the different drugs, the instruments for their application, the materials used and the methods of filling the pulp canals, are explained in detail.
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