UW School of Dentistry


Dental Curriculum Threads

Complete Dentures 1

Course Director: Kavita Shor
Credits: 3
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 2

Course Overview

Tooth replacement for completely edentulous patients is an integral part of the practice of dentistry. This lecture/laboratory course introduces basic principles of complete denture fabrication, diagnosis and treatment of the completely edentulous patient. Didactic material will be presented before each laboratory session. Principles of professionalism and ethics will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe and perform the clinical and laboratory steps required to fabricate a complete denture.
2. Identify normal and abnormal edentulous anatomy and its relationship to complete denture fabrication
3. Manipulate the dental materials necessary to fabricate complete dentures.
4. Describe the typical problems that can occur during complete denture construction and, after complete dentures are placed, be able to solve these problems.

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

Date last updated: 2018-01-22