Removable prosthodontics on partial dentures and complete dentures

Mon 24 June 2024 9:00 AM - Tue 25 June 2024 5:00 PM

Removable prosthodontics on partial dentures and complete dentures

Explore the theory and practical steps of complete and partial removable prosthodontics. 

For several years, many patients have benefited from removable prostheses, such as complete and partial dentures. Although the incidence of tooth loss has declined markedly in the last few decades, dental clinicians still encounter patients in need of missing teeth replacement. In today’s population, removable prostheses remain a valid treatment option for replacing missing teeth. Removable prostheses are unique, as they replace multiple missing teeth and supporting tissues, improve patient chewing and speech, and restore patients’ appearance. However, the success of the removable prosthesis is largely dependent on its design and the standards of the clinical steps.

This refresher course will simplify removable prosthodontics, focusing on the critical steps for providing a functional, comfortable and aesthetic denture. Update your knowledge and understanding of removable prosthodontics, optimise your skills to increase your scope of practice to include removable prosthodontics, and comfortably manage patients with complete and partial edentulism.

Held over two days, this course is clinically oriented and will cover the theory and practical steps of complete and partial removable prosthodontics. A group of prosthodontists experienced in removable prosthodontics will present lectures on critical aspects for successful removable prostheses followed by hands-on exercises.

Main topics:

  • treatment planning for completely and partially edentulous patients
  • clinical steps for removable prostheses
  • partial denture design
  • complete denture clinical steps
  • immediate denture
  • impressions
  • denture occlusion
  • teeth arrangements
  • implant overdenture introduction.

Learn how to:

  • evaluate and plan the removable prosthodontic treatment for completely and partially edentulous patients
  • understand the minimal requirements of denture impressions
  • design partial dentures
  • perform teeth set-up
  • solve common denture problems.

You will gain a general understanding of denture occlusion and implant overdenture.

Presented by A/Prof Jaafar Abdou, Dr Vahed Parzham, Dr Maggie Chen

CPD hours: 12 clinical hours

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Schedule

Day one

Partial Dentures
Monday 24 June, 9am–5pm.

9.00am - 9.45am           Lecture: Treatment planning and surveying (Jaafar Abduo)

9.45am - 10.30am         Practical: Surveying (Jaafar Abduo, Maggie Chen, Vahed Parzham)

10.30am - 11.00am       Morning Tea Break - 5th Floor Meeting Room

11.00am - 11.45am        Lecture: Partial denture design (Jaafar Abduo)

11. 45am - 12.30pm       Practical: Partial denture framework design
                                          (Jaafar Abduo, Maggie Chen Vahed Parzham)

12.30pm - 1.30pm         Lunch Break - 5th Floor Meeting Room

1.30pm - 2.15pm           Lecture: Clinical steps for partial dentures (Maggie Chen)

2.15pm - 3.00pm           Practical: Teeth preparation (Jaafar Abduo, Maggie Chen, Vahed Parzham)

3.00pm - 3.45pm           Lecture: Immediate dentures (Maggie Chen)

3.45pm - 4.30pm           Practical: Cast trimming (Jaafar Abduo, Maggie Chen, Vahed Parzham)

4.30pm - 5.00pm           Final questions and CLOSE


Day two

Complete Dentures
Tuesday 25 June, 9am–5pm. 

9.00am - 9.45am           Lecture: Patient assessment and impressions (Maggie Chen)

9.45am - 10.30am         Practical: Complete denture definitive impression
                                         (Jaafar Abduo, Maggie Chen, Vahed Parzham)

10.30am - 11.00am       Morning Tea Break - 5th Floor Meeting Room

11.00am - 11.45am        Lecture: Jaw relation record, teeth selection and occlusion (Maggie Chen)

11.45am - 12.30pm       Practical: Anterior teeth set-up (Jaafar Abduo, Maggie Chen, Vahed Parzham)

12.30pm - 1.30pm         Lunch Break - 5th Floor Meeting Room

1.30pm - 2.15pm           Lecture: Complete dentures maintenance and problem solving (Vahed Parzham)

2.15pm - 3.00pm           Practical: Posterior teeth set-up (Jaafar Abduo, Maggie Chen, Vahed Parzham)

3.00pm - 3.45pm           Lecture: Implant Overdenture (Vahed Parzham)

3.45pm - 4.30pm           Practical: Review of overdenture cases and overdenture impression
                                         (Jaafar Abduo, Maggie Chen, Vahed Parzham)

4.30pm - 5.00pm           Final questions and CLOSE




 

Speakers

A/Prof Jaafar Abdou 

A/Prof Jaafar Abduo received his BDS (Otago, New Zealand), DClinDent (Otago, New Zealand), MRACDS (Pros). His current position is as Senior Lecturer in Prosthodontics and convener of the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (implants) and Convener of Removable Prosthodontics at the Melbourne Dental school. His research interests are in the areas of CAD/CAM dentistry, removable prosthodontics, implant biomechanics and dental occlusion. A/Prof Abduo's teaching interests are in the areas of fixed and removable prosthodontics, oral implantology and evidence-based prosthodontics.

Dr Vahed Parzham 

Dr Vahed Parzham obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Shahid Beheshti, Tehran, 2007 and practiced as a general dentist in a private practice for three years before coming to Australia. He obtained his Australian Dental Council certificate in 2010 and has been working as a general dentist in both public and private sectors in Victoria. Dr Parzham is currently finalising he thesis towards his with the Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry postgraduate, having completed his coursework in prosthodontics postgraduate training in at the University of Melbourne. He works as a Practitioner Restricted to Prosthodontics, and is actively involved in teaching undergraduate dental students in the subjects related to implant dentistry and prosthodontics.

Dr Maggie Chen 

Dr Maggie Chen has worked in public sectors, private practices, and universities before relocating to New Zealand and finally settled in Australia. She has been working as a prosthodontist in private practices as well as involving in dental education since the completion of her specialist training (Doctor of Clinical Dentistry) at the University of Otago, New Zealand. While enjoying all aspect of dentistry, she decided to pursue further studies in prosthodontics to refine the knowledge and skills that are essential to achieve the optimal aesthetic and functional restorative outcome. She appreciates the collaboration of teams of different expertise that helps to bridge literature with clinical practice, and enables quality treatment journey which is often life-changing for the patients.

 

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