Dentistry (Removable Prosthodontics) OpenCourseWare: University of Michigan's Free Graduate Level Dentistry Course

Published Feb 11, 2009

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Learn how to determine whether or not a patient needs dentures and the type of dentures that are called for in this free OpenCourseWare. 'Advanced Topics in Removable Prosthodontics' provides an overview of the reasons someone might need dentures and the stages patients go through to obtain and become used to them. This course is offered by the University of Michigan, has no prerequisites and is ideal for those seeking a degree in Dentistry.

Advanced Topics in Removable Prosthodontics: Course Specifics

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Advanced Topics in Removable Prosthodontics: Course Description

Determine whether removable or set dentures would be better for a tooth or set of teeth. Learn what makes a tooth weak or strong to identify whether a tooth should stay or be replaced. This OpenCourseWare provided by the University of Michigan's School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor, MI, lists steps to teach students how to make a denture cast, focusing on the planning and construction. Students learn about the design and placement of the dentures so they are fitted, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. This course also covers the development of overdentures and identifies techniques used to hold dentures in place. Jeffrey L. Shotwell, DDS, teaches this course about the different types of dentures and when to use each.

Lectures and notes are available for free online. To learn more about this course, visit the Removable Prosthodontics course page.

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