Most Important Topics of Dental Materials for NEET MDS 2017 

Dental Materials is a very dry and volatile subject. Attaining a high score in this subject solely relies on individual’s retention power.

You must note that there is no shortcut for attaining proficiency in this subject. However, 4-5 revisions prior to appearing for NEET MDS are sufficient.

This article will acquaint our readers with the Most Important Topics of Dental Materials for NEET MDS 2017.


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Most Important Topics of Dental Materials for NEET MDS 2017

Here is a list of the Most Important Topics of Dental Materials:

Unit Name

Most Important Topics 

Physical and Chemical Properties

Atomic Bonds, States of Matter

Lattice Arrangement


Creep, Coefficient of Thermal Expansion

Metamerism, Fluorescence

Dimensions of Color, Munsell System

Surface Energy and Adhesion

Contact Angle, Stress and Strain

Modulus of Elasticity

Proportional Limit, Resilience

Tensile Strength, Ductility, Hardness Tests


Gypsum Products

Classification and ADA Specification Number

Alpha and Beta Hemihydrates

Setting Time, Gloss Test

Needle Penetration Test, Composition

Accelerators and Retarders

Setting Expansion, Water Powder Ratio

Hygroscopic Expansion, Balanced Stone


Impression Materials

Reversible and Irreversible

Muco-Static and Muco-Compressive

Thermal Conductivity, Flow, Composition

Types and ADA Specification No of Impression Materials

Setting Time of Zinc Oxide Eugenol

Impression Trays, Gelation, Syneresis

Imbibition, Brush Heap Structure

Laminate Technique, Wet Field Technique

Rubber Based Impression Materials

Disinfection of Impressions




Addition and Condensation Polymerization

Copolymers, Epoxy Resins

Bowen Resins, Ormocers

Composition of Denture Base Materials

Initiators, Polymerization Shrinkage

Curing Cycle, Porosity

Denture Adhesives, Acrylic Teeth

Tissue Conditioners

Relining And Rebasing Materials


Acid Etching and Composites

Etching, Smear Layer

Dentin Bonding Agents

Amalgam Bonding Agents

Generations of Dentin Bonding Agents

Pit and Fissure Sealants

BIS-GMA, Fillers, Composites



Zinc Oxide Eugenol, Zinc Phosphate

Poly-Carboxylate, Silicate

Glass Ionomer, Non-Eugenol Pastes

Base, Ph, Modulus of Elasticity

Coefficient of Thermal Expansion

GIC Classification, Cerment

Compomers, Cavity Varnish

Calcium Hydroxide, Liners, Veneers


Alloy Systems

Solid Solution, Eutectic Alloys, Cold Working 

Hardening and Softening Heat Treatments

Quenching, Annealing, Brazing, Pickling 



Classification and ADA Specification of Amalgam

Function of Major Components of Alloy

Eame’s Technique, Trituration

High Copper Alloy, Condensation of Amalgam

Delayed Expansion of Amalgam, Creep

Marginal Failure, Burnishing

Polishing Agents, Mercury Toxicity


Wrought and Base Metal Alloys


Annealing, Stainless Steel, Passivation

Nitinol, Soldering and Welding 

Shape Memory, Titanium Alloys

Base Metal Alloys Composition


Direct Filling Gold

Ductility, Purity, Carat and Fineness

ADA Specification No and Types of Direct Filling Gold

Cohesive and Non-Cohesive Gold

Compaction and Condensation


Gold Alloys

Composition of Gold Alloys 

Greening Effect on Porcelain 

Casting Shrinkage, Nobility



Components of Dental Waxes

Classification of Dental Wax

Carnauba Wax, Inlay Wax

Processing Wax, Flow


Investments and Casting Procedures

Die Materials, Requirements of Investment Materials

Setting Expansion, Casting Defects

Shrinkage, Classification of Porosity

Sprue, Flux, Fuel Gases for Soldering

Phosphate Investment Material


Dental Ceramics

Composition of Dental Porcelain

Pyroplastic Flow

Color and Opacity in Ceramics

Classification of Ceramics

Firing, Glaze, Shrink Free Ceramics

Empress System, Porcelain Teeth


Miscellaneous Topics

Welding, Soldering, Types of Corrosion

Electromotive Series of Metals

Dental Abrasives, Dentifrices

Beilby Layer, Implant Alloys

Lasers in Dentistry


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