Complete Denture

Course Length: 1 Day

Price: £250

Lecturer: Dr Mark J Bishop

Course Locations & Dates

Unit 5, Ashbrook Office Park, Longstone Road (Off Styal Road), Manchester, M22 5LB

Saturday 3rd September 2022

Course Overview

An introduction to the Lecturer 

Mark J Bishop BDS, M Med Sci

Mark qualified from Manchester University in 1988.  Whilst working as an associate dentist in South and West Yorkshire, he completed a degree in Advanced Restorative Dentistry at Sheffield University.  This degree included a special interest in Gerodontology and extensively covered aspects of partial and complete dentures.

Mark was the senior clinician at the Mapplewell Dental Centre in Barnsley for 25 years before retiring from general practice in November 2019.  He now combines undergraduate teaching at University of Sheffield with freelance lecturing nationally on ‘Enhancing Your Understanding of Complete Dentures’

At the end of this 1-day lecture-based course the participants should be able improve their ability to:

  • Identify ‘red flag’ patients at the consultation stage
  • Identify faults on the old dentures 
  • provide structured treatment plans
  • assess the merits of different impression taking techniques and materials
  • design special trays and understand the factors that influence this
  • Use an Alma Gauge to design registration blocks
  • simplify the jaw registration stage and understand and the importance of the occlusal vertical dimension of the existing dentures
  • understand the importance of lower tooth position in relation to denture stability and retention
  • understand the importance of post dam marking and identification
  • use pressure relief cream at the insertion stage to reduce review visits
  • maximise the retention of the upper denture
  • deal with common (and less common) problems at review

Course Content

This course is aimed at the general dentist wishing to select the correct patients to improve their complete denture success rate and improve the ability to identify difficult cases and manage patients with unrealistic expectations

Delegates will be provided with a simple pre-treatment questionnaire to aid patient selection.  Template letters will be provided to help patients understand their complexities and prognosis for future success, and a ‘complexity scoring system’ will be discussed to help select appropriate patients for the individual dentist’s skill set.

Techniques to improve the standard of impression taking and bite registration will be covered in detail.

The course will enable delegates to use enhanced skills and clinical tips in the provision of complete dentures and their ability to ‘troubleshoot’ problems.

Development outcomes

The CPD in this course meets the criteria for the GDC’s development outcomes A and C

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