About the course
Rehabilitating 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, and
- Dental school education, unfortunately, has fallen short of teaching sound removable prosthodontic principles.
This course is designed to review basic removable prosthodontic principles and techniques so that the student will have a higher level of confidence when making his/her next set of complete dentures.
Whether it be conventional complete dentures, immediate dentures, or a setup try-in for an implant-supported prosthesis, understanding where the teeth need to be esthetically, functionally, and phonetically is paramount for success. Through case examples, students will learn a step by step process for fabricating predictable and comfortable complete dentures.
- Describe how to examine the anatomy to support a complete denture
- Articulate the various impression techniques
- Summarize how to appropriately contour wax rims
- Determine vertical dimension
- Explain the recording of centric relation with wax rims
- Restate how to achieve complete denture occlusion
Instructors: Dr. Kimberly Daxon
Target Audience: General Dentists, Specialists, Lab Technicians
CE Credits: 7
CE Codes: #010 (1L), #180 (1L), #670 (4L), #690 (1L)
Class Date: Friday, August 28, 2020
Class Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT