Removable prosthodontics on partial dentures and complete dentures

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Day one

Monday 26 June, 9am–5pm.

9.00 - 9.45am Lecture: Treatment planning and surveying (Jaafar Abduo)
9.45 - 10.30am Practical: Surveying (Jaafar Abduo, Maggie Chen)
10.30 - 11.00am Morning Tea Break - 5th Floor Meeting Room
11.00 - 11.45am Lecture: Partial denture design (Jaafar Abduo)
11.45 - 12.30pm Practical: Partial denture framework design (Jaafar Abduo, Maggie Chen)
12.30 - 1.30pm Lunch Break - Lunch Break 5th Floor Meeting Room
1.30 - 2.15pm Lecture: Patient assessment and impressions (Maggie Chen)
2.15 - 3.00pm Practical: Complete denture definitive impression (Jaafar Abduo, Maggie Chen)
3.00 - 3.15pm Short break - (no catering)
3.15 - 4.00pm Lecture: Jaw relation record, teeth selection and occlusion (Maggie Chen)
4.00 - 4.45pm Practical: Anterior teeth set-up (Jaafar Abduo, Maggie Chen)
4.45 - 5.00pm Final questions and CLOSE

Day two

Tuesday 27 June, 9am–5pm.

9.00 - 9.45am Lecture: Clinical steps for partial dentures (Gaurika Sud)
9.45 - 10.30am Practical: Teeth preparation (Jaafar Abduo, Gaurika Sud, Maggie Chen)
10.30 - 11.00am Morning Tea Break - 6th Floor Meeting Room
11.00 - 11.45am Lecture: Immediate dentures (Gaurika Sud)
11.45 - 12.30pm Practical: Cast trimming (Jaafar Abduo, Gaurika Sud, Maggie Chen)
12.30 - 1.30pm Lunch Break- 6th Floor Meeting Room
1.30 - 2.15pm Lecture: Complete dentures maintenance and problem solving (Jaafar Abduo)
2.15 - 3.00pm Practical: Posterior teeth set-up (Jaafar Abduo, Maggie Chen)
3.00 - 3.15pm Short Break (no catering)
3.15 - 4.00pm Lecture: Implant overdenture (Jaafar Abduo)
4.00 - 4.45 pm Practical: Review of overdenture cases and overdenture impression on Straumann models with impression copings and locator abutments. (Jaafar Abduo, Maggie Chen)
4.00 - 5.00pm Final questions and CLOSE



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 Gaurika Sud 

Dr Gaurika Sud is a registered specialist prosthodontist. She received her Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics (DCD) from the University of Melbourne. Prior to specialisation, she worked as a general dentist in private practices in regional Victoria and in New Zealand. Dr Sud has been involved in teaching as a clinical supervisor at the Melbourne Dental School since 2012. A regular continuing professional development program lecturer, she is also an examiner for the Australian Dental Council and President of her local ADA group. She is a committee member of the Australian Osseointegration Society Victorian Branch and a member of Australian Prosthodontic Society. Dr Sud enjoys all aspects of prosthodontics with particular interest in use of digital technology for aesthetic dental treatments. She specialises in treatment of patients with complex dental problems using crowns, bridges, implant supported prostheses and removable dentures. 

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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