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Module Goals

This module aims to introduce students to

  • the theoretical principles of fabricating a removable partial denture, as well as to how to apply these principles practically by fabricating an upper and lower removable partial denture to a patient with partial edentia.
  • the development of students' ability to correctly diagnose any case of partial edentia and have an idea about the required treatment plan.

 

Module Description

This module introduces the student to the stages of fabricating partial denture prosthetics and the different fabrication methods. The student, basically, decides the correct diagnosis of the condition and follows the correct procedures of fabricating the denture: examination of oral and perioral area of the patient, taking a preliminary and a final impression, taking a centric relation, recording jaw relation, aligning the lost teeth, whether in upper or lower jaw, heating, finishing and inserting the denture, and, finally providing the patient with instructions on how to maintain the denture so that the patient can perform all necessary functions such as chewing and speaking.

 

Module Syllabus:

  • Introduction to removable prosthodontics
  • Definitions and terminology of removable prosthodontics
  • Classification of partial edentulous arches
  • Major connectors
  • Rests and rest seats
  • Indirect retainers
  • Denture base considerations
  • Principles of removable partial denture design
  • Surveying the casts
  • Diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Preparation of mouth for removable partial denture
  • Impression materials and procedures for removable partial dentures
  • Work authorizations for removable partial dentures
  • Initial placement, adjustment and servicing of the removable partial denture

 

Teaching Methods

Lectures and practical sessions

 

Assessment Methods

Theoretical and practical tests. Each test includes a set of questions and practical applications, while the final exam includes questions that cover the complete module.