UW School of Dentistry


Dental Curriculum Threads

Immediate Dentures

Course Director: E Ricardo Schwedhelm
Credits: 3
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 2

Course Overview

Students become familiar with basic principles of immediate dentures and the procedures for the fabrication of an immediate denture. Topics include treatment planning, record maintenance, and laboratory steps for the fabrication of the ICD, surgical procedures, post-insertion care and complications.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Describe the basic principles of immediate dentures.
2. Describe and perform the clinical steps required to fabricate immediate dentures.
3. Describe and perform the laboratory steps required to fabricate immediate dentures.
4. Identify normal and abnormal edentulous anatomy, and the relationship of anatomy to immediate denture fabrication.
5. Manipulate and use the dental materials necessary to fabricate an immediate denture.
6. Describe and solve typical problems that can occur during immediate denture construction and after immediate dentures are placed.
7. Describe oral surgery concepts for immediate denture procedures.
8. Communicate the risks and benefits of proposed care and alternative treatment strategies available, then obtain expressed consent for treatment from a patient or legal guardian.
9. Formulate a comprehensive treatment plan based on diagnostic findings, then implement treatment in a safe, properly sequenced and timely manner.
10. Recognize the limits of expertise and seek consultation with other health care providers to facilitate patient care.
11. Diagnose and manage (i.e. refer) oral and maxillofacial hard and soft tissue lesions and diseases.
12. Manage replacement of teeth for the partially or completely edentulous patient.
13. Describe the role of lifelong learning and self‐assessment in maintaining competency.
14. Utilize critical thinking in assessing technical and scientific information for use in identifying patient needs and treatments.
15. Apply the principles of behavioral science that pertain to patient‐centered oral health care.

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

Date last updated: 2018-01-22