Intro to Digital Dentures Concepts and Techniques

Tips and Tricks to Refine Your Removable Dentures Skill Set
CE Quiz available after the Program Evaluation is completed
  • General Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant

  • Free

  • 1 CE Credit

  • Self-Instructional

  • Oct 4, 2017

  • Oct 4, 2022

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Course Description

Computer designed and machine manufactured dental prosthetics are changing dentistry. With the advent of CAD /CAM technology for complete dentures, clinicians will not only be able to treat a larger segment of removable patients, but also improve current complete denture services, along with expanding knowledge of facial esthetics and implant treatment skills. Dr. Cooper, a prosthodontist, began almost exclusively using digital processes for dentures more than 2 years ago, and has collected her own data from the treatment of more than 300 arches in both her specialty and general practices. 
In this 1-hour presentation, Dr. Cooper will review what concepts and procedures have and have not changed with denture prosthetics in the virtual realm, preparation for clinical differences, selecting the right products for your patients, and how to begin on your own digital removable journey. Her unique systematic approach is useful for clinicians looking to renew or refine their removable skill set with important tips and tricks. This course is a must for all dental professionals who seek experience and firsthand insights to better understand the how and why of the digital dentures process. 

Learning Objectives

  • Review the basic process of how dentures are made using CAD CAM technology
  • Identify different methods for producing clinical records
  • Learn what products can be made digitally and how they are different (milled vs. manufacturer)
  • Discuss the literature regarding digital denture processes
  • Review a systematic approach for denture fabrication using step by step checklists and why it is essential for digital denture techniques

Course Details

  • Course Fee: Free
  • Credits: Catapult Education designates this continuing education activity for 1 credit
  • Method: Self-Instructional
  • Audience: General Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant
  • AGD Subject Code: 670

Course contents

Meet the instructor

Valerie Cooper, DDS

Dr. Cooper is a private practice prosthodontist with a passion for dentures. Called the “Denture Queen” by her prosthodontics co-residents, the name stuck, and her love for removable prosthodontics grew with time. Dr. Cooper presents a systematic approach to digital denture treatment which she has been refining since she switched to all-digital denture fabrication in 2015.
Dr. Cooper’s prosthodontics training and Master of Science in Dentistry was completed at The Ohio State University in 2009. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at The Ohio State University in 2006. Dr. Cooper was selected for Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society, as well as received several awards for general clinical and academic excellence. Her undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Science in Biology, also from The Ohio State University, 2002. Currently, she is a member of the American College of Prosthodontics, American Dental Association, and serves on the board of directors for the Dayton Dental Society.
Patrick Jones - Course author

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Catapult Education, LLC is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
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Approved PACE Program Provider. FAGD/MAGD Credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. 6/1/16 to 5/31/20. Provider ID 306446.