Successful Outcomes in Contemporary Removable Prosthodontics

Feb 17-21, 2014

There is still a great need for removable prosthodontic treatment in the population. This course will provide current information on diagnosis, clinical techniques, and new opportunities in the field. You will update your knowledge in both complete and partial denture prosthodontics, discuss new computerized techniques, and explore how to troubleshoot difficult cases.

What you will learn:

  • Complete Denture Prosthodontics. Good diagnosis and treatment planning are fundamental to the process. Impression techniques, digital denture tooth selection, and occlusal schemes will be covered. Successes with the CAD/CAM denture technique will also be discussed.
  • Removable Partial Denture Prosthodontics. The design philosophy and biomechanics of removable prosthodontics will be highlighted. A system for simplified component selection based on design considerations will be discussed, and clinical applications emphasized.
  • Clinical Aspects of Prosthodontics. Appointment sequencing, surveying, and design will be presented. “Trouble Shooting” is an important component of practice and will be emphasized. Included will also be a discussion of the use of altered casts compared to relining, and implants used with removable partial dentures.

The Periodontal-Restorative Interface: Evidence-Based Treatment Planning and Sequencing for General Dentists

Contemporary dentistry requires that the general dentist understand what constitutes the esthetic zone; and what congenital, developmental, and environmental influences affect prosthetic treatment in this zone. Smile valuation, patient expectations, informed consent and refusal, and documentation are critical elements to define prior to initiating treatment. In addition, the rotational path removable partial denture and how it works will be highlighted. The complex issue of pontic site esthetics compared to dental implant esthetics will be discussed.

What you will learn:

  • Esthetic Dentistry. The esthetic zone and the smile line considerations are critical to successful practice. You will explore how the rotational path removable partial denture is an esthetic option. The dilemma of when to restore and when to extract will be described, and the affects of those decisions on the esthetic zone will be defined. You will also compare anterior pontic and implant esthetics. There are both challenges and solutions to these treatment options.
  • Broken Down Teeth. You will discuss when to restore and when to extract broken down teeth. Crown lengthening and extrusion will be compared and the final effects on esthetics described.
  • Communication with Your Lab. This is a critical element in achieving final esthetic results. Tips to improve communication and results will be presented.

Endodontics for the General Practitioner

There seem to be new, improved file, irrigation and obturation systems available to the practitioner on a regular basis, each claiming to potentially improve endodontic treatment outcomes. This can become confusing and in some cases misleading. This course will provide you with the information you need to make the best treatment decisions to provide predictable endodontic treatment for your patients.

What you will learn:

  • Biologic principles for successful endodontics
  • Diagnosis and decision making in endodontics
  • Preparation techniques
  • Irrigation regimes
  • Obturation techniques


David C. Brown
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Sheila Brear
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Mark A. Dellinges
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