DATE: Sunday, November 17, 2024

TIME: Registration 8:30 a.m. - Lecture: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Pre-registration is recommended; registrations can be completed the morning of class.

LOCATION: Loma Linda University School of Dentistry - 11092 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92350

TUITION: $195 DDS / $145 AUX

CREDIT: This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 7 units of continuing education.

AGD Code: 670

"Dr. Paul Hansen Portrait"
Paul A. Hansen, DDS

Fellow American College of Prosthodontists
Professor University of Nebraska Medical Center


Removable partial dentures and complete dentures are still an option for patients who may have limited resources, or there is no better way to aid the patient. This course will review basic information on RPDs, look at each component of the appliance and their function. We will look at how to use implants to stabilize the RPD and make the prosthesis clasp free. There is often confusion on the need for a separate impression for the distal extension case. This is not necessary, and we will review how to do a single impression for the distal extension RPD. We will look at new materials on the market, how effective are they, how do they hold up with time, and how are they constructed. We will review digital imaging for dental implants and the fabrication and printing of surgical guides. The placement of immediate dentures can often be challenging, Dr. Hansen has over thirty years of experience in both the surgery and the placement of conventional immediate dentures.


We will look at how to predictably fabricate and place the immediate denture. We will review both the surgical aspect and the prosthodontic aspect.

  • Review basic principles of RPDs.  We will review clasp design, use of indirect retainers, releasing clasps, and basic design philosophy. 
  • New materials in RPD construction.  Types of RPD design philosophy.
  • Impression making for RPDs, how to load the tissue in one appointment.
  • Use of dental implants for the most predictable result, with great patient acceptance. 
  • Treatment planning of the implant retained partial and complete dentures.

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