UW School of Dentistry

PROS 630

Clinical Prosthodontics

Xavier Lepe

1 Credit Autumn-Spring + 2 Credits Summer, 5 Credits Total / Quarters 9-12 (Autumn-Summer, Third Year)

Course Description

Clinical course involving the diagnosis and management of completely and partially edentulous patients. Removable partial dentures, immediate dentures, and complete dentures are fabricated.

Educational Objectives

Students will apply their knowledge of prosthodontics in the clinical setting for the edentulous and partially edentulous patient. The objectives will be for the student to be able to (1) complete the procedures necessary to fabricate removable partial dentures, immediate dentures, and complete dentures, (2) deliver the removable denture, and (3) provide follow up care.

Course Outline

Each student has weekly scheduled sessions for their prosthetic patient care. Patients requiring complete dentures, overdentures, removable partial dentures, temporary removable partial dentures, immediate complete dentures, interim complete dentures, denture repairs, denture relines and denture rebases are treated.

Course Expectations

To successfully meet the requirements of this course, the student must complete at least two arches of removable denture procedures by the end of the summer quarter of their junior year.

Effective Winter Quarter 2007, completion of on-line course evaluation is a requirement of this course. Failure to comply will result in an “Incomplete” grade being assigned.

Competencies Addressed

  • UWSOD Competency 1: Examine a patient using contemporary diagnostic methods to evaluate the head and neck region and to reach a diagnosis of the patient’s oral and craniofacial health status.
  • UWSOD Competency 2: Communicate the risks and benefits of proposed care and alternative treatment strategies available, then obtain expressed consent for treatment conveyed by a patient or legal guardian.
  • UWSOD Competency 3: Formulate a comprehensive treatment plan based on diagnostic findings, then implement treatment in a safe, properly sequenced and timely manner.
  • UWSOD Competency 4: Provide patient education in the prevention of oral diseases to promote oral and general health.
  • UWSOD Competency 5: Recognize the limits of their expertise and seek consultation with other health care providers to facilitate patient care.
  • UWSOD Competency 8: Manage dental emergencies.
  • UWSOD Competency 10: Prescribe and administer pharmacological agents for patient care.
  • UWSOD Competency 13: Assess the dentition to determine the need for orthodontic treatment.
  • UWSOD Competency 14: Manage periodontal diseases.
  • UWSOD Competency 15: Assess the teeth and supporting structures and provide preventive services.
  • UWSOD Competency 17: Manage replacement of teeth for the partially or completely edentulous patient.
  • UWSOD Competency 21: Recognize the role of lifelong learning and self-assessment in maintaining competency.
  • UWSOD Competency 22: Utilize critical thinking in assessing technical and scientific information for use in identifying patient needs and treatments.
  • UWSOD Competency 23: Apply the principles of behavioral science that pertain to patient-centered oral health care.
  • UWSOD Competency 25: Manage a diverse patient population and have the interpersonal and communication skills to function successfully in a multicultural work environment.
  • UWSOD Competency 26: Evaluate the outcomes of treatment.


Clinical Orientation Manual

*last updated: 9/17/2013