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Continuing Dental Education

Attachment Systems for Implant-Supported Overdentures – a live webinar

Angela Gullard, DMD, MDS, PhD

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This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series.


This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series*

Course Description

Implant-supported overdentures provide clinicians with a cost-effective means of restoring the edentulous arch. Various attachment systems have been implemented in the fabrication of these prostheses. The key to a predictable restorative outcome is planning ahead for the desired abutment and attachment before dental implants are placed.

Course Objectives

As a result of attending this course you should be able to:

  • Describe various attachment systems used for implant overdentures.
  • Realize the importance of prosthetically-driven implant and abutment planning for overdenture therapy.
  • Understand the impact of implant divergence and restorative space requirements for implant overdentures.


Dr. Angela GullardAngela Gullard is a full-time faculty member in the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry in 2016, completing the DMD/PhD program. She pursued specialty training at the UTHSC College of Dentistry in Memphis and earned a Certificate in Prosthodontics and a Master of Dental Science degree in 2019. Since then, she has been serving as the Director of Implant Prosthodontics and Head of Postgraduate Prosthodontics. She regularly engages with predoctoral and postgraduate trainees. She is passionate about prosthodontics, particularly dental education and research. If she is not in a dental lab or a teaching clinic, you’d probably find her working on a craft project, experimenting in the kitchen, or doing home renovation work.


  • Dr. Gullard has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • The staff of the University of Washington Office of Continuing Dental Education have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Course Logistics

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Online Webinar

The dental professional

5:00pm – 6:00pm Pacific time


1 hour


*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 37 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”

This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.

Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V., everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the course.

As a continuing education provider, University of Washington Continuing Dental Education is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. The School is also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.

Cancellation and Refunds
For this live webinar, a registration refund will be issued for cancellations received by Tuesday, June 4, 2024. Registration will remain open until the webinar begins – NO REFUNDS will be accepted once the webinar has begun. Cancellations must be received in email to The cancellation request must include: the name of the course, name of the person registered, name of the person requesting the cancellation, and the reason for the cancellation.

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Dental education institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Sponsorship of a continuing education course by the University of Washington does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure, or product by this institution.

The University of Washington Continuing Dental Education cautions continuing dental education participants that there are potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures into the practice of dentistry, especially when the continuing education course has not provided supervised clinical experience and/or competency tests in the techniques or procedures.

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This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Washington and ACDE member schools.

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University of Washington designates this activity for 1 continuing education credit.