Adult Restorative Dentistry


The Department of Adult Restorative Dentistry (ARD) at the UNMC College of Dentistry is at the forefront of dental education. With small class sizes, award-winning faculty and state-of-the-art technology, our unique learning environment promotes our students’ success.

Patient Care

Patient centered comprehensive care serves as the clinical management system for assessment and treatment planning and entry of patients into the college's clinics, as well as the assignment of patients to predoctoral dental students. Dental emergency services provides the educational background and clinical experiences for dental students to manage patient dental emergencies. 

Team members work primarily with D2, D3 and D4 students to ensure a broad range of comprehensive dental experiences and to assign optimum numbers of clinical patients to meet discipline-specific competency exams. Along with patient care coordinators and appointment clerks, faculty members help students manage their patients' needs through weekly seminars, case presentations, treatment planning conferences, clinical experiences in screening, and overall record management.

ARD Preclinical and Clinical Curriculum

Students are educated in operative dentistry, prosthodontics, implant dentistry and biomaterials. The curriculum is a competency based format and involves caries management, the complete spectrum of current, evidence-based restorative techniques, all ceramic restorations and tooth replacement options including complete prosthetics, and applied research. 

Biomaterials Research

A biomaterials research area supports both faculty and student research projects. ARD faculty participating in the biomaterials and biomechnics focus groups conduct research in collaboration with faculty from the Growth & Development and Oral Biology departments. 

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