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The Attachment Retained Overdenture -- Half-Day Lecture


Suggested Audience: Dentists, Lab Technicians

This course covers all aspects of attachment dentistry in detail and takes the mystery out of treatment planning segmented fixed bridges, removable partial dentures, overdentures on natural teeth or implants.

Course Description:

The rationale for using attachments in overdentures on natural and implants is explored as well as various overdenture attachment systems and treatment plans

The attachment retained overdenture offers a superior alternative to the conventional overdenture and has many more advantages.  Besides the incredible retention and stability attachments provide, patients also experience superior esthetics, increased proprioception, psychological security and comfort.

The rationale for using rigid or resilient attachments is explored in load and non-load bearing situations and the direct and indirect method of placement and pick up is discussed. Differences between implants and natural teeth are discussed. The use of intraradicular and extraradicular attachments as well as bar joints, bar units, studs, magnets, and other types of overdenture attachments are simplified.  Start to finish clinical cases are reviewed.

Participants will gather knowledge, excitement and confidence which will enable them to immediately start treatment planning attachment retained overdentures.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will:

  • Identify various dental overdenture attachment systems which includes studs, bars and accessory attachments
  • Learn how to incorporate rigid or resilient attachments to insure successful treatment planning
  • Learn the differences between treatment planning overdentures on roots and implants and why the process is not the same
  • Understand the differences between treatment planning overdenture attachments on copings and post attachments placed inside roots.

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