Wave II Course: Essential Concept in Removable Prosthetics
Course Description
Complete Dentures (Oct. 12, 2012) – Dr. Paculannan
This presentation will review the most important aspects of Complete
Denture fabrication. The rehabilitation of the Completely Edentulous
Patient will be discussed, including Treatment Planning, anatomic
registration, wax set-up and try-in, and delivery of the Final
landmarks, border molding and impression techniques, VDO

The objective of this presentation is to show a step by step
procedure to serve as a guide in fabricating a conventional Complete

Removable Partial Dentures (Oct. 13, 2012) – Dr. Diwan
This one-day hands-on course, was prepared in an attempt to guide
the general dentists in providing optimum care and treatment for their
partially edentulous patients. As clinicians, we need to constantly
enhance our clinical skills and judgment, and nurture our perceptions
of the various factors which interact and play a major role in the final
treatment outcome for the patients. Diagnosis and Treatment
planning, are crucial for the success of any prosthodontic treatment.
In addition, recognition of the impact of factors such as esthetics,
occlusion, physiologic and biologic variations amongst patients, as
well as, patient’s expectations, is essential   in all clinical decision-
making procedures. To complement all of the above, we must also
have adequate knowledge of the various materials that we use intra-
orally, and the best methods of utilizing them to fulfill our treatment

Removable partial dentures, are one of the options used for treating
a partially edentulous patient. When indicated, and if properly
executed, are an excellent treatment modality for our patient.
However, to ensure success of the prosthesis, the dentist must be
aware of their limitations, and have adequate knowledge of design
options , to fulfill the treatment needs for any  particular patient.

The lecture component will to include the following topics:
Part 1: Removable Partial Dentures:
•  Introduction to options of treatments of partially edentulous patients
• Types, advantages, disadvantages and limitations of RPDs
• Kennedy-Applegate Classifications and others
• Diagnosis and Treatment planning
• Diagnostic tools and Surveying
• Anatomy of a cast RPD

Part II : Components of a Cast RPD
• Structural details of various components of an RPD
• Review direct retainers, rests, major and minor connectors
• Design principles for tooth-born RPDs
• Mouth preparations and laboratory prescriptions

Part III: Distal Extension Base Partial Dentures  ( DEBD)
• Design principles for DEBD
• Clinical procedures and protocols for  cast RPDs

Part IV: Design Principles for a Class IV Partially Edentulous Arch

Hands-on Components:
This will include the following:
•  Demonstration on the parts of a dental surveyor
•  Practice the use of a dental surveyor as a diagnostic tool
•  Review  clinical case history of Patient 1, survey the
diagnostic cast
•  Practice drawing the design on the casts
•  Fill-in a laboratory prescription
•  Introduction of Patient 2, clinical case history
•  Discussion of diagnosis and treatment planning
•  Discussion of design options for the patient.
•  Surveying diagnostic casts and drawing the designs
•   Prescription filling.

Implant Overdentures (Oct. 14, 2012) – Dr. Lin
Complications associated with edentulism can be managed using
implant retained overdentures.   The predictability and high success
rates have been documented in the scientific literature for over 40
years.   However, given the long history of dental implants as a
viable treatment modality to edentulism, certain concepts in treatment
planning can be confusing and conflicting.

The objective of this course is to address and clarify the essential
concepts in removable implant prosthetic in treatment planning for
these edentulous cases.

Topics to Be Covered:
• Consequences of tooth lost and problems related to residual
bone resorption patterns.
• Patient evaluation and case selection for treatment planning
for desired clinical outcomes.
• Diagnostic requirements for treatment planning for implant
over dentures.
• Comprehensive treatment planning concepts for
overdenture cases to manage problems associated with  
retention, support and stability of the removable prosthesis.
•  Selection criteria for the number, type, design and location
of dental implants required for the overdenture cases.
•   Attachment options ranging from overdenture bars, 0-
rings, Locators, hybrids, fixed and “All-on-4” concepts.
•   Complication associated with overdenture cases.
•   Management of surgical, prosthetic and maintenance
complications associated with overdenture cases.
Course Type
Wave II Hands-On Programs
Dr. Mark Lin, B.Sc., D.D.S, M.Sc., Dip. Prostho, F.R.C.D.(C)
Dr. Romeo Paculanan
Dr. Randa Diwan, D.D.S., PhD (Manchester)
Friday, October 12 - Sunday October 14, 2012
9133 Leslie St. Unit#100
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 4N1

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$1495 + HST
AGD members receive $150 discount.
and breakfast: 8:30am - 9:00am
Course: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Participants will receive a certificate of participation and 18 CE
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