A subdivision of prosthodontics that focuses on the replacement of all or some missing teeth with removable dentures, complete or partial.  Construction, relines, rebase, framework, overdentures and attachments may be part of this education. 

Topics may include:

  • Complete dentures
    A dental prosthesis that replaces all of the natural dentition and associated structures of the maxilla or mandible.  It is supported solely by the mucosa and its underlying bone. 

  • Partial dentures
    A prosthesis that replaces one or more, but less than all, of the natural teeth and associated structures and is supported in part by teeth or implants.

  • Overdentures
    A removable prosthesis that is partially supported by one or more remaining natural teeth, teeth roots or implants.  Attachments may be included in this education to gain support or retention. 

  • Support frameworks for dentures
    Education in the diagnosis for the need, design and construction of any support framework structure for a removable prosthesis, could use cast, milled or other technology to construct.  Includes bar or other connectors used to connect teeth or implants to either gain retention or support of a removable prosthesis.

  • Attachments in removable prosthodontics
    Education in the assortment of attachments used to gain fixation, support or retention of a removable prosthesis on either teeth or implants.  Can include precision or semi-precision attachments i.e.:  locators, ERA’s, ball etc. 

  • Emerging concepts, techniques, therapies and technology
    New technology in advancing removable prosthodontics. 

  • Product/technology training
    Training on proper use of specific products/instruments developed to aid with removable prosthodontic techniques and/or treatments. Product training courses should be directed to current users or a product and focus on proper/safe use.  Courses cannot contain any marketing information intended to encourage participants to purchase the product.