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Continuing Dental Education

Digital Dentures – Are we there yet? – a live webinar

Taha Akhtar, BDS, CAGS, MSD

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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

This lecture will cover the latest digital workflows and technologies for developing complete dentures. We will explore the advantages and limitations of digital dentures compared to conventional dentures. Attendees will learn about the various digital denture fabrication techniques, including intraoral and extraoral scanners, digital design software, and 3D printing and Milling. We will discuss how to obtain accurate impressions, design dentures with custom-fit and high esthetic appeal, and address functional issues of the conventional complete denture. The course objectives are to familiarize attendees with the latest digital solutions available for complete denture fabrication, improve the communication between dentist and dental technician, and enhance patient satisfaction.

Course Objectives

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

  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of digital complete dentures.
  • Recognize the different digital workflows used in the fabrication of complete dentures.
  • Identify the materials used in the fabrication of digital complete dentures and their properties.
  • Describe the clinical step-by-step protocols used in the digital complete denture process.
  • Evaluate the impact of digital technology on the clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction in complete denture prosthodontics.


Dr. Taha AkhtarTaha Akhtar is currently an Assistant Professor in the department of Prosthodontics at Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine and a clinical Prosthodontist at WFHC in Worcester, MA, USA. He did his postdoctoral residency in Prosthodontics from Boston University. He is the co-founder and current President of International Society of Education. He is the past Chairman of Postgraduate Residents in USA of American Dental Education Association. He started his career in dentistry after obtaining the dental degree as a resident in the Dental and Maxillofacial Department at Saudi German Hospitals Group (SGH) Jeddah Saudi Arabia. He displayed remarkable leadership skills in starting the idea of International Society of Dentists (ISD) which has transformed into a bigger organization currently known as ISE. Before starting his residency in the US, he was Continuing Dental Education Director at Saudi German Hospital, he supervised various dental courses across the USA, Saudi Arabia, Germany, South Asia & UAE. He has keen interest in writing research papers relevant to different specialties in dentistry. He has dedicated time in giving research courses for students and residents to publish their papers in recognized journals. He has given lectures and workshops locally as well as internationally in Germany, Denmark, Holland, UAE, KSA and USA.


  • Dr. Akhtar 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

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Online Webinar

The dental professional

12:00pm – 2:00pm Pacific Standard time


2 hours


*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 35 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 Saturday, April 6, 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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University of Washington designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.