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 trying 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
- 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
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.
Recommended Prerequisite: none