Removable prosthodontics on partial dentures and complete dentures

Mon 26 June 2023 9:00 AM - Tue 27 June 2023 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 Abduo, Dr Gaurika Sud, Dr Hadeel Ibrahim and Dr Vahed Parzham.

CPD hours: 12 clinical hours

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Day one

Monday 26 June, 9am–5pm.


Day two

Tuesday 27 June, 9am–5pm.



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 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 Hadeel Ibrahim 

Dr Hadeel Ibrahim gained her Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2014. She is a member of the International Team for Implantology, the Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontists and has research publications in renowned dental journals. Dr Hadeel currently works as a Specialist Prosthodontist at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne, is actively involved in lecturing and clinical teaching in the field of prosthodontics for dental students at the University of Melbourne, and is an examiner for the Australian Dental Council. She also works in private practice in Malvern East. 

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