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Health Careers Education
HL00478
Dentures I
150.00
At the completion of this course, the student will be able to construct base plates, and wax occlusal rims. Additionally, arranging a balanced set-up, contouring denture wax-ups, flasking dentures, eliminating wax from dentures, and packing dentures are learned. The student will also learn how to do process and recover dentures and denture finishing. The student will so demonstrate knowledge of dental terminology within the field of prosthodontics. endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, tooth restoration and periodontology.
Lara Skaggs
Program Manager
405 743 5106
lskag@okcareertech.org
Unit 1 = Denture Recording Devices

-Lesson 1 - Construction of Base Plates
-Define a Base Plate.
-Describe the steps taken to fabricate baseplates.
-Fabricate a maxillary and mandibular baseplate.
-Describe the various materials used in fabricating base plates

Lesson 2 - Create Wax Occlusal Rims
-Describe the reasons for Occlusal Rims.
-Clarify the purpose and features of base plates and occlusal rims.
-Fabricate maxillary and mandibular Occlusal Rims.

Lesson 3 - The Dental Office: What Happens Next?
-Define the bite registration process.
-Explain the importance of a bite registration.

Unit 2 = Arranging Denture Teeth-Lesson 4 - Arrange a Balanced Set-up
-Identify the different types of denture teeth.
-Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of denture teeth.
-Arrange Maxillary Denture Teeth using a semi adjustable articulator.
-Arranging Mandibular Denture Teeth using a semi adjustable articulator.

Unit 3 = Denture Wax-Up-Lesson 5 - Contouring Denture Wax-Ups
-Discuss the importance of appropriate Gingival Trimming.
-Identify the steps of Gingival Trimming.
-Discuss the reason for Festooning
-Identify the steps of Festooning.
-Define Wax-Try-In.
-Wax the contours of a denture to look natural.

Unit 4 - Denture Processing
-Lesson 6 -Flask Dentures
-Differentiate between the maxillary and mandibular denture flask.
-List the steps to properly flask a denture and give the purpose.
-Demonstrate the proper flasking techniques by flasking a maxillary and mandibular denture.

Lesson 7 - Wax Elimination
-List the steps given for wax elimination and give the purpose.
-List the steps necessary to correctly use of the boilout tanks.
-Complete the process of wax elimination for a maxillary and mandibular denture.

Lesson 8 - Packing of the Dentures
-Describe the various types of acrylic resins, their physical and chemical properties, and demonstrate their proper usage.
-Explain the steps for packing and processing a denture.
-Accurately mix heat-cured acrylic.
-Pack a maxillary and mandibular denture

Lesson 9- Process and Recover Dentures
-Calculate the time/temperature needed to process a denture using a Hanau Processor.
-Discuss the two methods of curing a denture.
-Demonstrate the steps used to process a denture by processing a maxillary and mandibular denture.
-Explain the procedure for deflasking.
-Deflask the mandibular and maxillary denture.

Unit 5 - Denture Finishing

-Lesson 8- Selective Grinding and Milling of Occlusal Discrepancies
-Discuss the importance of remounting and selective grinding a processed denture.
-Identify the steps used to remount the casts.
-Restate the process used to selectively grind the occlusal discrepancies.
-Remount the maxillary and mandibular cast with denture in place.
-Demonstrate the rules of selective grinding.

Lesson 9 - Finishing and Polishing Dentures
-Summarize the definition of finishing with relation to a denture.
-Summarize the definition of polishing with relation to polishing a denture.
-Compare and contrast the many products and equipment available to polish a denture.
-Explain the techniques for finishing and polishing a complete denture.
-Finish and polish the maxillary and mandibular dentures.

-Unit 6 = Dental Terminology
Lesson 10 - Demonstrate knowledge of dental terminology with the area of tooth restorations
-Patient preparation and procedure area
-Isolation of the Operative Site
-Preparation of the restorative site
-Cements, liners, and base materials
-restorative materials
-finishing methods

Lesson 11 - Demonstrate knowledge of dental terminology within the field of prosthodontics.
-Divisions in the prosthodontic field
-Types and characteristics of prosthodontic materials
-Terms related to components of removable dental prostheses
-Procedure methods employed in prosthodontic practice

Lesson 12 - Demonstrate knowledge of dental terminology within the field of endodontics.
-Science and practice of endodontic dentistry
-Diagnostic procedures to determine pulpal conditions
-Endodontic treatment procedures
-Endodontic treatment equipment and materials
-Surgical endodontic treatments
-Endodontic treatment traumatized teeth
-Tooth replantation procedures

Lesson 13 - Demonstrate knowledge of dental terminology within the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery
-Duties and functions of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon
-Instrumentation related to oral surgery
-Surgical procedures involved in exodontia
-Procedures involved in soft tissue surgery
-Procedures involved in minor bone surgery
-Surgical procedures involved in fracture repair
-Procedures involved in maxillofacial surgery
-Surgical procedures involved in implantology


Lesson 14 - Demonstrate knowledge of dental terminology within the field of periodontology
-Anatomy of the periodontium
-Etiology and classification of periodontal diseases
-Measurement and recording of periodontal conditions
-Periodontal treatment methods
-Periodontal involvement with dental implants
-Instrumentation for periodontics
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