The Department of Restorative Dentistry provides predoctoral instruction in the disciplines of dental anatomy and occlusion, dental materials, treatment planning, operative dentistry, fixed prosthodontics and removable prosthodontics.

Department of Restorative Dentistry

Matthew Palermo DMD
Chair

The Department of Restorative Dentistry provides predoctoral instruction in the disciplines of dental anatomy and occlusion, dental materials, treatment planning, operative dentistry, fixed prosthodontics and removable prosthodontics. In addition, Restorative Dentistry sponsors an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program which enrolls six first year students and one second year student annually. The AEGD program provides instruction and clinical training in advanced interdisciplinary general dental care for a wide range of patients including those with special needs. Faculty research activities include molecular biology and microbiology of caries and periodontal and systemic disease, caries recognition and diagnosis, dental materials, restorative materials wear, dental erosion and abrasion, lasers, orofacial development, dental instrumentation, and dental implantology. Faculty regularly present and publish on advances in dental education related to restorative and postgraduate general dentistry.

Department Mission

The mission of the Department of Restorative Dentistry is to advance multidisciplinary instruction, patient care and research through its programs in dental anatomy and occlusion, restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, dental materials, and general dentistry. To accomplish this mission, the department:

  • provides contemporary educational programs for predoctoral, graduate, and continuing education students.
  • provides high quality general, restorative, and prosthodontic dental treatment within the framework of comprehensive care.
  • conducts research and other scholarly and creative activity in the various disciplines of the department, involving faculty, predoctoral students, and graduate students.
  • supports the broader missions of the School of Dentistry and Temple University.

Useful Links

Evidence-Based Guidelines for Planning and Placing Direct Class II Resin-Based Composite Restorations (pdf, 242KB, posting date: 10/09/2008)

John Paul Friel, DDS

Dr. Julius Rosen's complete denture site

PASS materials:

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MATCH materials:

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