Keys for Predictably Fabricating Complete Dentures

Course Description

Complete DenturesRehabilitating the edentulous patient with complete dentures can be a daunting task for most.

There are two common reasons for this feeling:
  • The predictability of comfort, esthetics and/or function is not as easily achieved as it is with the fixed restorative cases.
  • Dental school education, unfortunately, has fallen short of teaching sound removable prosthodontic principles.
This denture course is designed to review basic removable prosthodontic principles and techniques so that the dentist will have a higher level of confidence when making his/her next set of complete dentures. Understanding where the teeth need to be esthetically, functionally and phonetically is paramount for success whether it be conventional complete dentures, immediate dentures or a setup try-in for an implant-supported prosthesis.
Through case examples and hands on exercises, students will learn a step by step process for fabricating predictable and comfortable complete dentures.

Course Size: 20

Learning Objectives
  • Examine the anatomy to support a complete denture
  • Impression techniques for conventional and immediate dentures
  • Appropriately contour wax rims
  • Determine the vertical dimension
  • Record centric relation with wax rims
  • Understand complete denture occlusion
  • Communication techniques with the laboratory
  • Key steps for the delivery of comfortable dentures
  • Help patients understand the value of complete dentures as  interim prostheses
  • Transition a patient with a failing dentition
Course Details

Target Audience: General Dentists,Prosthodontists

CE Credits: 20

Instructor: Kim Daxon, DDS

Class Hours: Day 1 and 2 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Day 3 – 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Tuition: $5,395

Recommended Prerequisite: none

Course Dates & Locations

  1. November 7 - November 9

    St. Petersburg, FL (The Dawson Academy)

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  2. January 23, 2020 - January 25, 2020

    St. Petersburg, FL (The Dawson Academy)

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Our Faculty

Each faculty member is a leading practitioner who has implemented The Dawson Academy’s approach in their own practice, and bring that real world experience back to the classroom.

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The Dawson Academy is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The Dawson Academy designates this activity for 20 credit hours continuing education credits.