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Removable Partial Denture Technique 1

Course Director: Andy Marashi
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 2

Course Overview

This course describes those procedures a dentist must perform to fabricate a removable partial denture. The projects will prepare the pre-doctoral dental students to evaluate, design, prepare, fabricate and provide maintenance for the prosthesis when treating partially edentulous patients during their clinical training. Whether or not the objective has been met will be determined with written and practical examinations.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Conduct a comprehensive examination of a partially edentulous patient, to decide if a removable partial denture is an appropriate treatment option.
2. Design an example cast to guide a dental technician.
3. Prepare guiding planes and rest seats on the remaining teeth in a partially dentated arch
4. Fabricate a custom impression tray when indicated.
5. Modify a wax up of a surveyed crown to accommodate a removable partial denture
6. Given a model with some teeth to be extracted: trim the cast, set teeth, and wax up a temporary removable partial denture suitable for processing.

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

Date last updated: 2018-01-23