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Selective/Elective Course -- The Eight-Week Course

Precision and Semi-Precision Attachments

Number of Students: 25
Number of Weeks of Program: 8

Suggested Audience: Dental Students, Dentists, Laboratory Technicians

Course Description:     

  • Attachment Retained Partials vs. the Cast Partial Denture:
    Discusses the fabrication and design of the removable partial denture and compares it to the attachment retained partial denture
  • Precision and Semi-Precision Attachments -- Fixed and
    Removable prosthetics:
    Defines the precision and semi-precision attachment in theory and practice
  • The Attachment Retained Overdenture:
    Discusses the rationale for overdenture fabrication and demonstrates the advantages of the attachment retained overdenture
  • The Bar Overdenture:
    Advantages and disadvantages of bars as overdenture attachments as well as removable partial denture attachments are expanded upon as well as their role in implant dentistry
  • Attachments and Implants:
    Various attachment and treatment planning designs are considered in accordance with the number and placement of implants in the dental arches. Various philosophies and rationales are discussed
  • Case Studies: Cases are reviewed and discussed.

Hands on demonstrations of various attachment systems will take place throughout the lecture series

Main Purpose of Course:

To educate dental students, laboratory technicians on attachment dentistry.

Objective of Course:

To teach dental students, laboratory technicians how to utilize attachments in fixed and removable prosthetics.

Course Content:

Precision and Semi-Precision attachment utilization in general practice

Additional Topics Covered by Lecture:

  • The ERA attachment system-direct and indirect technique
  • The Locator attachment system-direct and indirect technique
  • The Shiner Smart Magnet system
  • Ball/Stud attachment systems

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