UW School of Dentistry


Dental Curriculum Threads

Complete Dentures 2

Course Director: Kavita Shor
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 2

Course Overview

This is a lecture/laboratory course dealing with the basic principles of conventional complete denture fabrication, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of a completely edentulous patient. The instructional material will be presented prior to each laboratory session. Affiliate instructors will supervise the laboratory application of the lecture instruction.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe and perform the clinical and laboratory steps required to fabricate a complete denture.
  2. Identify normal and abnormal edentulous anatomy and its relationship to complete denture fabrication
  3. Manipulate the dental materials necessary to fabricate complete dentures.
  4. Describe the typical problems that can occur during complete denture construction and, after complete dentures are placed, be able to solve the same.

UWSOD Competencies: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 13, 14

Date last updated: 2016-04-01