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Complete Denture Video

Published: January 20, 2012 | 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.8443

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Although there are manuals that describe each patient visit needed for the fabrication of a complete partial denture, this video resource demonstrates the clinical techniques to be performed with a patient at each appointment. The six visits are (1) primary impressions, (2) final impressions, (3) maxillomandibular relations, (4) try-in appointment, (5) insertion, and (6) adjustments. Clinical concepts covered include the handling of dental biomaterials, armamentarium, and recognition of anatomic landmarks essential to achieving preliminary and final impressions. The video provides students with a visit-by-visit review of the clinical criteria to be achieved with the patient. The importance of border molding, trimming of the custom tray, how to take a maxillomandibular relation record, vertical dimension at rest and vertical dimension of occlusion measures, and how to do a clinical remount are emphasized. Additionally, this video models essential communication between the patient and provider, as well as organizational skills necessary for each patient visit. The video can be used by faculty in class to demonstrate clinical procedures in fabricating a complete denture and can also be used independently for student review prior to clinical treatment of patients to help students as they build clinical competencies.

Educational Objectives

By the end of this video, learners will be able to:

  1. Describe the procedures needed to be done in each patient visit for a complete denture.
  2. Demonstrate how a preliminary impression is done.
  3. Evaluate important criteria for taking a final impression.
  4. Demonstrate how a maxillomandibular record is done.
  5. Demonstrate how a try-in, insertion, and adjustment are performed.

Author Information

  • Rosalia Rey, DDS: University of Florida College of Dentistry
  • Monica A. Fernandez, DDS, MSD: University of Florida College of Dentistry
  • Maria Lucia Aguilar, DDS, MSD: University of Florida College of Dentistry
  • Luis J. Rueda, DDS, MSD: University of Florida College of Dentistry

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Rey R, Fernandez M, Aguilar M, Rueda L. Complete denture video. MedEdPORTAL. 2012;8:8443. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.8443

This publication is co-sponsored by the American Dental Education Association.