Removable Prosthodontics: A Refresher Course

202013may(may 13)9:00 am14(may 14)5:00 pmRemovable Prosthodontics: A Refresher CoursePRESENTED BY Dr Gaurika Sud, Dr Jaafar Abduo, Dr Vahed Parzham and Dr Hadeel Ibrahim9:00 am - 5:00 pm (14)(GMT+10:00) View in my time Event Organized ByMelbourne Dental SchoolDisciplineProsthodonticsFormatHands-on

Event Details

For several years, many patients have benefited from removable prostheses such as complete and partial dentures. Although the incidence of tooth loss has declined markedly in the last few decades, dental clinicians still encounter patients in need for missing teeth replacement. In today’s population, removable prostheses remain a valid treatment option for replacing missing teeth. Removable prostheses are unique as they replace multiple missing teeth and supporting tissues, improve patient chewing and speech, and restore patients’ appearance. However, the success of the removable prosthesis is largely dependent on its design and the standards of the clinical steps. This refresher course will simplify removable prosthodontics and will focus on the critical steps for providing a functional, comfortable and aesthetic denture. It aims to update your knowledge and understanding of removable prosthodontics. The presented contents will allow dental practitioners to optimise their skills, increase their scope of practice to include removable prosthodontics and comfortably manage patients with complete and partial edentulism. The 2 days course is clinically oriented and will cover the theory and practical steps of complete and partial removable prosthodontics. A group of prosthodontists experienced in removable prosthodontics will present lectures on critical aspects for successful removable prostheses followed by hands-on exercises.

Major Topics

  • Treatment planning for completely and partially edentulous patients
  • Clinical steps for removable prostheses
  • Partial denture design
  • Complete denture clinical steps
  • Immediate denture
  • Impressions
  • Denture occlusion
  • Teeth arrangements
  • Implant overdenture introduction

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the program participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate and plan the removable prosthodontic treatment for completely and partially edentulous patients
  • Understand the minimal requirements of denture impressions
  • Design partial dentures
  • Perform teeth set-up
  • Have a general understanding of denture occlusion
  • Have a general understanding of implant overdenture
  • Solve common denture problems



Speakers for this event

  • Dr Gaurika Sud

    Dr Gaurika Sud

    Specialist Prosthodontist- DClinDent (Melbourne)

    Dr Gaurika Sud is a registered specialist prosthodontist. She received her Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics (DCD) from the University of Melbourne. Prior to specialization, she worked as a general dentist in private practices in regional Victoria and in New Zealand. Gaurika has been involved in teaching as a clinical supervisor at the Melbourne Dental School since 2012. A regular continuing professional development program lecturer, she is also an examiner for the Australian Dental Council and President of her local ADA (Australian Dental Association) group. She is a committee member of the Australian Osseointegration Society (AOS Victorian branch) and a member of Australian Prosthodontic Society. Gaurika enjoys all aspects of prosthodontics with particular interest in use of digital technology for aesthetic dental treatments. She specialises in treatment of patients with complex dental problems using crowns, bridges, implant supported prostheses and removable dentures.

    URL https://www.mdsdental.com.au/ourstaff/dr-gaurika-sud/

    Specialist Prosthodontist- DClinDent (Melbourne)

  • Dr Hadeel Ibrahim

    Dr Hadeel Ibrahim

    Specialist prosthodontist

    Dr Hadeel Ibrahim completed her Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2014. She taught removable and prosthodontics for 6 years at the University of Otago. Hadeel has a special interest in full mouth rehabilitation using removable and fixed prosthodontics. She is currently involved in clinical teaching for removable and fixed prosthodontics for dental students at the University of Melbourne. She also works in Private practice in Brighton and Ferntree Gully.

    Specialist prosthodontist

  • Dr Jaafar Abduo

    Dr Jaafar Abduo

    BDS (Otago), DClinDent (Otago), MRACDS (Pros)

    Dr Jaafar Abduo received his BDS (Otago, New Zealand), DClinDent (Otago, New Zealand), MRACDS (Pros). His current position is as Senior Lecturer in Prosthodontics and Convener of the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Implants) and Convener of Removable Prosthodontics at the Melbourne Dental school. His research interests are in the areas of CAD/CAM dentistry, removable prosthodontics, implant biomechanics and dental occlusion. Jaafar’s teaching interests are in the areas of fixed and removable prosthodontics, oral implantology and evidence based prosthodontics.

    BDS (Otago), DClinDent (Otago), MRACDS (Pros)

  • Dr Vahed Parzham

    Dr Vahed Parzham

    Specialist Prosthodontist– DDS (SBU), DClinDent (Melb)

    Dr Vahed Parzham obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Shahid Beheshti in Tehran in 2007 and his Australian Dental Council Certificate in Adelaide in 2010, after which he worked as a general dentist in both public and private sectors in Victoria, Australia.

    Dr Parzham subsequently finished his Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics speciality at the University of Melbourne. His research project for this degree was the outcome of implant therapy in private specialist and general practices in Victoria. He presented his project at the Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontists in Sydney in 2016. His study was submitted and approved for publication in the renowned International Journal of Prosthodontics.

    Dr Parzham is passionate about providing excellent care in the long-term management of worn, failing or lost teeth using crowns, bridges, onlays, veneers, dental implants, and fixed or removable prosthetic reconstructions.

    Dr Parzham is a member of the International Team for Implantology, the Australian Prosthodontic Society, and the Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontists. He is actively involved in lecturing and clinical teaching in the fields of implant dentistry and prosthodontics at the University of Melbourne.

    URL https://www.smilesolutions.com.au/our-team/dr-vahed-parzham/

    Specialist Prosthodontist– DDS (SBU), DClinDent (Melb)


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