Digital Complete Dentures: Essential Knowledge and Skills to Produce Excellent Complete Denture CareDate(s)
Nadim Baba, DMD, MSD
Subject: 670 Removable Prosthodontics
Thursday, Oct. 14: 7:30–9 p.m. CDT
The success of a complete denture prosthesis depends on a myriad of factors and clinical conditions. Variables and techniques can compromise the clinical results and patient satisfaction when treating an edentulous patient. Therefore, understanding the fundamentals of complete dentures and the appropriate clinical procedures can lead to a successful outcome. In addition, dentistry has fully embraced the digital age, and digital technology’s integration into one of the oldest treatments in dentistry is proof that it is here to stay. CAD/CAM complete dentures were introduced following the success of CAD/CAM in implant and fixed prosthodontics. CAD/CAM complete dentures have seen exponential growth in the dental market, with the number of commercially available CAD/CAM denture systems growing every year. Interest in CAD/CAM has also been affected by a reduction in the number of dental laboratory technicians with experience and expertise with traditional fabrication processes. The objectives of this course are to review the analog and digital workflows of complete dentures, experience them on a patient, and address the clinical procedures that can lead to a successful outcome.
- Learn the clinical and fabrication procedures associated with a two- or three-appointment workflow for the CAD/CAM dentures in order to organize and implement a simplified but high-quality removable prosthodontic service in a contemporary busy dental practice.
- Single out the materials and different options available for the fabrication of traditional and CAD/CAM complete dentures.
- Discuss how the removable digital workflow benefits both the dental technician and the clinician.
Nadim Baba, DMD, MSD, received his DMD degree from the University of Montreal in 1996. He completed a certificate in advanced graduate studies in prosthodontics and a master’s degree in restorative sciences in prosthodontics from Boston University School of Dentistry in 1999. Baba serves as a professor in the Advanced Education Program in Implant Dentistry at the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, as adjunct professor in the Comprehensive Dentistry Department at the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry, and maintains part-time private practices in Glendale and Long Beach, California. He is the past president of the American College of Prosthodontists and an active member of various professional organizations, a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists and the Academy of Prosthodontics. He is also the associate editor for the Aesthetics/Prosthetics/Restorative section at the Journal of Dental Traumatology and a reviewer for the Journal of Prosthodontics and the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.
Baba has received several honors and awards, including The David J. Baraban Award from Boston University, the Claude R. Baker Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching Predoctoral Fixed Prosthodontics in 2009 from the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, and the California Dental Association Arthur A. Dugoni Faculty Award in 2010.
He is the author of numerous publications and has recently published a book, “Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth: Evidence-Based Diagnosis and Treatment Planning.” He has lectured nationally and internationally.
This course is sponsored by Ivoclar Vivadent.