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A peer-reviewed article written by Ian Shuman, DDS
There are over 40 million edentulous people in the United States alone, many of whom are denture wearers.1 However, these patients may have worn or damaged dentures and continue to function. This is partly due to acceptance and adaptation of an edentulous mouth and/or past difficulties with new dentures. Some patients use them only in situations where esthetics are necessary. Unfortunately, these patients may also go to a dentist who believes that the complete denture is difficult to create and the fully edentulous patient difficult to treat. This course will attempt to educate the dentist and team as to some of the many steps required to treat an edentulous patient with a removable denture.
At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:
1. Identify current trends in the denture market
2. Identify the various reasons for an ill-fitting denture
3. Discuss the options available for interim denture comfort
4. Discuss the steps involved in denture fabrication
IAN SHUMAN, DDS,
AFAAID, MAGD, maintains a
full-time general, reconstructive,
and esthetic dental practice in
Pasadena, Maryland. Since 1995,
he has lectured and published on
advanced minimally invasive
techniques. He has taught these
procedures to thousands of dentists and developed
many of the methods. Dr. Shuman has published
articles on topics that include adhesive resin
dentistry, minimally invasive restorative dentistry,
cosmetic dentistry, and implant dentistry. He is a
fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
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