Live Patient Denture Treatment Study Club

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April 12, 2014 - May 12, 2014
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco

Event Category: Continuing Education

Saturdays: April 12, April 26 & May 10 OR Monday Evenings: April 14, April 28 & May 12

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By the year 2020, approximately 38 million Americans are expected to be edentulous in one or both arches. This course is designed for the general dentist, to update and improve the denture services provided for your patients. Each participating dentist must provide an edentulous patient and bring the same patient to all three sessions of the course. New dentures will be fabricated for the patient using foundational information and the latest treatment techniques. Course participants will receive information in a seminar format and will work with the instructor in the clinic to create an optimal and customized prosthetic result for the patient. All materials, supplies and laboratory procedures will be provided by the dental school.

Led by an experienced prosthodontist with extensive years of teaching, this program will be delivered in an intimate, small study club format, taking into account the important value of "learning by doing." Particularly in areas of patient care that require multiple clinical and laboratory steps combined with the subtleties of patient management, you will benefit from this close, side-by-side instruction that will refresh your clinical skills and interest, while allowing you to deliver thoughtful and detailed clinical care to your patient. You are free to charge your patient separately for these new dentures in order to recuperate some of the tuition cost for this hands-on, limited enrollment program.

You Will Learn 

  • Diagnosis-based and evidence-based treatment planning
  • Efficient and effective impression techniques
  • Denture occlusal records optimizing the neutral zone 
  • Artificial tooth selection and customized aesthetic arrangement
  • Denture insertion techniques and post-delivery follow-up 
  • Technical variations to accommodate immediate dentures, natural tooth and implant overdentures, emergency dentures and digital dentures

Who Should Attend

This three-day, hands-on course is designed for general practitioners interested in learning all steps in treating edentulous patients. Enrollment is limited to five participants. Early registration is encouraged to ensure your space in this program.

Early Bird Tuition: $2,995* (for registrations received by March 12, 2014)
Regular Tuition:  $3,295*
Deposit: $900 (non-refundable)
Program: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm on Saturdays or 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm on Mondays
Check-in: 8:30 am on Saturday; 4:30 pm on Monday
Location: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco Credits: This activity is designated for 12 units of continuing education credit.

*Tuition includes continental breakfast for the Saturday series and light supper for the Monday series. Workshop limited to five participants.

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Eugene E. LaBarre, DMD, MS, is an associate professor in the Department of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences at Pacific and served as chair of the Department of Removable Prosthodontics for 20 years. He received his DMD degree from Tufts University and graduate training in prosthodontics from University of North Carolina and University of Geneva in Switzerland. He originated five extramural denture rotations for Pacific students at Bay Area clinics and hospitals, and most recently created a comprehensive implant overdenture program with Pacific's dental implant team.