DEGD 7133. Preclinical Removable Prosthodontics 1. 3 cr. hrs.

Introduces students to both the clinical and laboratory steps necessary to fabricate complete maxillary and mandibular dentures for the edentulous patient. Student teams perform all the steps from diagnosis through post placement management for assigned live edentulous patients. Emphasizes the reasons for complete denture therapy, the sequence of care, and the importance of specific procedures for patient management. The goal is to prepare students for their individual clinical experiences in complete denture prosthetics.