Continuing Dental Education

CE1753 Removable Partial Dentures

Advanced Designs and New Technology

Hai Zhang, DMD, PhD, FACP

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Half-day class on a Saturday!

Course Description

With the advancement of new materials and technology, dentistry has evolved significantly in recent years. Although little has changed on the design of removable partial dentures (RPDs), technology and materials for fabrication of RPDs have dramatically improved. This presentation will discuss some of the newer concepts in the design of RPD, especially combining the applications of dental implants and fixed restorations in the same patients. The application of digital technology and some of the newer materials in designing and fabricating TRPDs and RPDs will also be introduced. The goal is to improve the quality of care and improved patient acceptance.

Course Objectives

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

  • Discuss the design and fabrication of RPD when combining with dental implants and fixed restorations.
  • Explain the new advancement in applying digital technology in RPD design and fabrication.
  • Describe some of the newer materials for TRPDs and RPDs.


Dr. Hai ZhangDr. Hai Zhang is a tenured Associate Professor in Restorative Dentistry at the UW School of Dentistry. He received his DMD from West China University of Medical Sciences, his PhD in Oral Biology and a Certificate in Prosthodontics, both from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Zhang is a board-certified Prosthodontist, a Fellow in the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) and Assistant Director of UW Graduate Prosthodontics program. He is the Chair of the Tylman Research Committee of American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics (AAFP), a member in ACP Research Committee and American Dental Association (ADA) Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT) Committee. He is a member of the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) National Dental Honor Society and was the President of OKU National Supreme Chapter in 2015. Dr. Zhang teaches didactic and clinical Prosthodontic courses at both Pre-doctoral and Graduate levels. His research focuses primarily on dental implantology and dental tissue regeneration. His research has received ACP Geriatric Award and NIH/NCRR/ITHS Joint Ignition Award. He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters in the areas of dental implantology, clinical Prosthodontics, dental materials and oral biology. He is a Section Editor of the Journal of Prosthodontics and a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.


  • Dr. Zhang 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

Saturday, February 10, 2018

University of Washington
Health Sciences Center, Room D209
Seattle, WA 98195

This course is designed for dentists, dental assistants, lab technicians and lab managers.

Download Course Application Form
Register Online (available until the Wednesday before the course).

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00am – 8:30am
Course: 8:30am – 12:30pm

Until February 7, 2018 (after, $10 more)
$99/Lab Technician, Lab Manager, Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant and Office Staff
$143/Dental Alumni Member

CREDITS: 4 hours

* This course is eligible for a 10% tuition discount if you are a current member of the UW Dental Alumni Association.

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University of Washington designates this activity for 4 continuing education credits.