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Immediate Dentures & Digital Dentistry

Course Director: Andy Marashi, Hai Zhang, E. Ricardo Schwedhelm
Credits: 3
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 2

Course Overview

Immediate Dentures
Students will learn the basic principles of immediate dentures–from treatment planning to insertion and follow-up–and practice the procedures for the fabrication of an immediate complete denture (ICD).

Digital Dentistry
Students will follow a systematic approach incorporating digital dentistry workflow systems and CAD/CAM technology into the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning of patients.

Learning Objectives

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

1. ID – Describe the basic principles of immediate dentures.
2. ID – Perform the clinical steps required to fabricate immediate dentures.
3. ID – Perform the laboratory steps required to fabricate immediate dentures.
4. ID – Identify normal and abnormal edentulous anatomy, and the relationship of anatomy to immediate denture fabrication.
5. ID – Describe the use of dental materials necessary to fabricate an immediate denture.
6. ID – Describe problems that can occur during immediate denture construction and after immediate denture insertion.
7. ID – Describe oral surgery concepts for immediate denture procedures.
8. ID – Communicate to either a patient or legal guardian the risks, benefits, and alternative treatment for immediate denture procedures.
9. ID – Formulate a comprehensive treatment plan, based on diagnostic findings, to implement an immediate denture treatment.
10. ID – Recognize the limits of expertise.
11. ID – Identify oral and maxillofacial hard and soft tissue lesions and diseases.
12. ID – Manage replacement of teeth for the partially or completely edentulous patient.
13. ID – Describe the role of lifelong learning and self-assessment in maintaining clinical skills.
14. ID – Utilize critical thinking in assessing technical and scientific information for use in identifying patient needs and treatments.
15. ID – Apply the principles of behavioral science that pertain to patient-centered oral health care.
16. ID – Obtain consultations from other healthcare providers.
17. DD – Apply digital technology to the design, restoration, and fabrication of prostheses.
18. DD – Identify the advantages and disadvantages of digital technology in restorative, implant, and removable prosthodontics.
19. DD – Identify indications and contraindications for digital technologies in restorative, implant, and removable prosthodontics.
20. DD – Describe the principles of preparation and design for digital restorations.
21. DD – List the digital workflow steps for a clinical patient with restorative dentistry needs.
22. DD – Determine when a patient’s digital dentistry needs are beyond the scope of a general dentist.
23. DD – Scan preparations with a digital scanner.
24. DD – Apply digital technologies to communications with other professionals.
25. DD – Recognize appropriate tooth preparation for digitally scanned and designed restorations.
26. DD – Accurately assess the esthetic and functional outcomes of a digital restoration.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-10, CE-02, C-02, C-09, CE-07, C-06, C-05, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-31, C-17, C-07, C-14, C-28, C-08, C-15, C-18, C-24, C-25, C-19, C-20, C-21, CE-05

Date last updated: 2024-01-03