september, 2020

202004sep1:30 pm5:00 pmThe Art of Predictable Complete Immediate DenturesPRESENTER Dr Gary Smith1:30 pm - 5:00 pm AEST(GMT+10:00) View in my timeADAQ Function Centre Event Organized By: The Australian Dental Association (Queensland Branch) (ADAQ) Discipline:OtherFormat:In-Person

Event Details

The Art of Predictable Complete Immediate Dentures

Event overview

As a young dentist I never looked forward to carrying out immediate denture treatment. I struggled each treatment to work out all of the item numbers that I would be able to use. I struggled to communicate the potential problems that a patient might experience and to allay all the fears that my patients might have with the proposed treatment. I struggled to communicate my thoughts to my dental laboratory. It was stressful treatment for both the patient and for me.

The immediate denture treatment lecture  will not be an “advantages and disadvantages” type lecture. It is intended to be a “how to” type of presentation and I aim to elaborate on the knowledge and “tricks”  I have gained from carrying out immediate denture treatment over the last forty years as a dentist and later as a prosthodontist.

Learning Objectives

Immediate denture treatment and occlusion can’t be divorced from one another. Complementing the presentation on immediate denture treatment will be an in depth look at denture occlusion which will include:

  • The history and developments of occlusion theory
  • The various denture occlusal schemes that have been advocated
  • My reasons for trying to achieve occlusal balance
  • The importance of minimising the anterior overbite
  • How to treat those patients with depleted posterior occlusions
  • How to treat those with Class II occlusions.
  • How to use ramps and mini-bite planes



Speakers for this event

  • Dr Gary Smith

    Dr Gary Smith


    Gary completed his Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours in 1979 and his Master of Dental Science in Prosthodontics in 1987. He specialises in the fabrication of complete dentures with a particular interest in the Mandibular Suction Denture Technique of Prof Jiro Abe. In conjunction with other specialist practitioners he fabricates immediate dentures and implant retained appliances. He also fabricates labial veneer dentures and partial dentures, often using the rotational path design approach.

    Gary is committed to the profession of dentistry and has served on various committees of the Queensland Branch of the Australian Dental Association (ADAQ). He was elected to the council of the dental association in 2008 and was the 2017 President.

    For many years Gary held a part-time appointment at the University of Queensland Dental School as the Senior Lecturer in Removable Prosthodontics. He was the Secretary of the Queensland Branch of the Australian Prosthodontic Society in 2009-2010 and again in 2013-2014, 2019, and the Federal Secretary of the Australian Prosthodontic Society in 2011-2012. He served as the President of the Queensland Branch of the Australian Prosthodontic Society. Gary is also a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, a Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

    Gary has lectured extensively throughout Australia on removable prosthodontics and implant retained dentures.



The Australian Dental Association (Queensland Branch) (ADAQ)The Australian Dental Association (Queensland Branch) (ADAQ) is the professional association for Dentists in Queensland. We represent more than 4000 members across the State. Our advocacy and services aim to promote excellence in the profession through a range of services, including: the provision of Professional Indemnity (PI) Insurance, support and advice regarding PI claims, CPD events, dental assistant training, and dental practice advisory advice.[email protected] 22-28 Hamilton Place Bowen Hills Qld 4006


(Friday) 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm AEST(GMT+10:00) View in my time

CPD Hours

3 Scientific hours


ADA Member – $55, 1st & 2nd Year Graduates – $22, Non Member – $88

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