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Complete dentures. (Image provided by David M. Hern, D.M.D.)
Highlights of this Course

The goal of the course is to familiarize the dental student with all of the clinical steps and laboratory procedures which are required during the treatment of patients who will receive complete dentures, overdentures, immediate dentures and full maxillary opposing mandibular removable partial dentures. This goal is accomplished through lectures like presentations, videos, demonstrations, and visual aids.

Course Description

This is the introductory course to the treatment of the edentulous patient and continues as the student progresses to the Advanced Clinical Complete Denture Lecture Series and the clinical treatment of patients. 

Preclinical Complete Denture Prosthodontics is the basic complete denture course for second year Dental students. Upon completion of this course, students are deemed competent to:

  1. Use essential materials and equipment.
  2. Fabricate custom trays and occlusion rims.
  3. Articulate and set-up denture teeth for complete dentures.

Course Director and Faculty

Course Director:
David M. Hern, DMD

Flaviano J. DiFalco, DDS
Joanne M. Falzone, DMD
Steven E. Eisen, DMD
Maria Gonzalez, DDS
Gaurav Puri, BDS, MS
Kevin Loo, DMD  

Please note that the course as presented here does not contain the full content of the course as taught at Tufts. The included content is based on material the Tufts faculty and instructors choose to include, as well as factors such as content preparation, software compatibility, and intellectual property and copyright restrictions.
Course Faculty
Tufts University Faculty
Course Length
40 Hours
2nd year