Prosthesis Retention and Effective Use of Denture Adhesive in Complete Denture Therapy
COURSE NUMBER: 360
Joseph J. Massad, DDS; David R. Cagna, DMD, MS
This continuing education course will review epidemiologic data on the growing older adult population and its impact on the need for complete denture therapy today and in the future. The challenges faced by the profession with respect to ma...
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This continuing education course will review epidemiologic data on the growing older adult population and its impact on the need for complete denture therapy today and in the future. The challenges faced by the profession with respect to managing edentulism in this older adult population will also be considered. Finally, the therapeutic utility of denture adhesives, appropriate adhesive application to denture bases, and recommendations for denture and oral hygiene will be discussed and illustrated.
With an ever-increasing elderly edentulous population, the dental profession is tasked to become more proficient in providing complete denture therapy, even in the face of significant residual ridge resorption. Once optimal complete denture fabrication has been achieved, the prescription of conservative and appropriate denture adhesive application can substantially aid prosthesis retention and stability, as well as facilitate patient psychological well-being. This course presents epidemiologic information detailing this needy patient population, the biomechanical phenomena of complete denture stability and retention, and the prescription and management of denture adhesive to supplement stability and retention in well-fabricated complete dentures.
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assisting Students
Date Course Online:
Mar 6, 2010
Last Revision Date:
Jul 1, 2021
Course Expiration Date:
Jun 30, 2024
AGD Subject Code(s):
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Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
- Explain the impact of a growing elderly edentulous population on the day-to-day practice of dentistry.
- Explain objectives of complete denture therapy for patients affected by progressive resorption of edentulous ridges.
- Summarize expected changes in edentulous soft and hard tissues over time.
- Summarize the complex biophysical processes involved in complete denture retention and stability.
- Explain basic comprehension of improved complete denture retention and stability associated with the proper use of denture adhesives.
- Explain appropriate methods for conservatively applying adhesive and placing complete dentures to achieve optimal adhesive performance.
- Explain the recommended methods for cleaning adhesive from complete denture upon removal from the mouth.
- Illustrate appropriate methods for accomplishing personal oral hygiene before and following removal of adhesive assisted complete dentures.
- Develop the ability to improve peripheral seal, thereby mitigating food particles creeping into the denture borders.
- Explain how malodors can be reduced with a proper seal.
- Develop the confidence to prescribe adhesive with confidence versus embarrassment.
- P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
- Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.
Note: Registration is required to take test.
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8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027
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