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Removable Partial Denture Technique

Course Director: Andy Marashi
Credits: 4
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 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

The student who successfully completes this course 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 guide planes and rest seats on the remaining teeth I 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.
7. Prepare an adequate example cast and master cast to send to a commercial lab
8. Evaluate partial denture framework wax up and casting fabricated by a commercial dental lab.
9. Perform an altered cast technique: make a secondary impression and alter the original master cast.
10. Fabricate an occlusion rim with a partial denture framework.
11. Establish an acceptable plane of occlusion for the removable appliance.
12. Determine the correct vertical dimension and record centric relation using occlusion rims.
13. Select the appropriate tooth form and material and describe the desired occlusal scheme for patients with various combinations of partially and completely edentulous jaws.
14. Set artificial teeth in balanced occlusion on mounted models.
15. Make remount casts
16. Use auto-polymerizing acrylic resin to repair a broken denture
17. Describe the procedures and sequence and necessary materials for the delivery and maintenance of an RPD in a clinical setting

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

Date last updated: 2018-06-15