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Immediate Dentures & Digital Dentistry

Course Director: Andy Marashi & Hai Zhang
Credits: 3
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 2

Course Overview

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

A module on Digital Dentistry will be added for WIN23. More information will be posted on that soon.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe the basic principles of immediate dentures.
2. Perform the clinical steps required to fabricate immediate dentures.
3. 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. Describe the use of dental materials necessary to fabricate an immediate denture.
6. Describe problems that can occur during immediate denture construction and after immediate
denture insertion.
7. Describe oral surgery concepts for immediate denture procedures.
8. Communicate to either a patient or legal guardian the risks, benefits, and alternative treatment
for immediate denture procedures.
9. Formulate a comprehensive treatment plan, based on diagnostic findings, to implement an
immediate denture treatment.
10. Recognize the limits of expertise.
11. Identify 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.
16. Obtain consultations from other healthcare providers.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-05, C-06, C-08, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15,
C-17, C-18, C-20, C-21, C-24, C-25, C-28, C-31, CE-02, CE-07

Date last updated: 2022-08-26