Name of the course: Removable Prosthodontics
Course No. SDS 513
Credit Hours: Two credit Hours
Position f the course: First year
Description of the course
(i).Complete denture prosthodontics.
This course will help the student to understand the current basic biological, mechanical concepts of rehabilitation of edentulous patients. Historical evaluation of techniques, occlusal philosophy, concepts of occlusal schemes related to denture therapy will be presented in the form of lectures and seminars.
Classical literature as a base of substantive discussion for concept in therapy and researched will be reviewed and discussed.
(ii) Removable partial denture prosthodontics
This course will provide the student to compare the current basic biomedical principles and concepts in the treatment of partially edentulous patients. Current concepts in treatment planning design, indication of direct retainers and indirect retainers, various types of major connectors, rotational path concepts, semi-precision attachments. Retained tooth and tissue
borne prosthesis with emphasis on preservation of remaining structures will be covered. Classical literature as a base of substantive discussion for concepts in therapy and researched will be reviewed and discussed.
The concept and biomechanical principles of rotational path of insertion for tooth partial denture will be discussed. Emphasis will be given to the indication, contraindications, advantages and disadvantages of rotational path partial denture treatment.
Attachment partial denture prosthodontics:
The historical background on the attachments will be covered. This course will explain the basic principles of attachments and analyze their advantages, disadvantages, indications and contraindications. The concept of stress breaking will be examined, and some of the disadvantages of these devices will be pointed out. The intraoral and extraoral combination and auxiliary as cross arch units will be discussed. The classical literature will be reviewed.
This course will provide the student to develop of the retention of teeth and analyze their advantages, disadvantages, indications, contraindications, and to enunciate the importance of the role of overdentures for congenital and acquired defects. The current concepts of various types of overdentures including immediate, remote, use of attachments and crown and sleeve coping prosthesis will be studied. A classical literature and therapy modalities will be discussed.
Immediate complete and partial dentures
This course is intended for the student to comprehend the factors involved for the patients for where immediate complete dentures are contemplated, and to provide the principles of diagnostic procedures, indication, contraindications, advantages and disadvantages and predictions as to the course and outcome of the treatment plan. This course will be conducted in the form of lectures and seminars.
Immediate partial denture treatment planning, its indication, contraindications, advantages and disadvantages will be discussed. To other functions such as space maintenance, reestablishment of occlusal relation ship, conditioning teeth and residual ridges and conditioning the patient for wearing the prosthesis will be presented to the student.
Method of teaching the course
The course will be conducted in the form of lectures and seminars. The student will be provided the list of lecture topic and seminar topics.
Distribution of grades
Continuous assessment 40%
Mid-term written examination 20%
Final written examination 40%
1. McGiveney GP, Castelberry DJ, McCraken Removable Partial Prosthodontics,10th ed. St. Louis, the CV Mosby Co.
2. Hiekey JC, Zarb GA, Bolender CL, Boucher’s Prosthodontic Treatment for edentulous Patients, 10th ed., St. Louis, The CV Mosby Co,
3. Heartwell Jr.C M, Rahn AO.Text book of complete dentures. 5th ed Philadelphia, Lea & Febiger, 1992.