Denture fabrication: A lost art

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.

3 CE Credits

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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.

Educational objectives

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

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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Course Includes

  • 7 Lessons
  • 1 Test
  • Course Certificate
  • CE credit(s): 3

    Course Type: Written

    Published Date: JANUARY 2020

    This continuing education (CE) activity was developed by Endeavor Business Media with no commercial support.

    This course was written for dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants, from novice to skilled.

    Educational methods: This course is a self-instructional journal and web activity.

    Provider disclosure: Endeavor Business Media neither has a leadership position nor a commercial interest in any products or services discussed or shared in this educational activity. No manufacturer or third party had any input in the development of the course content.

    Requirements for successful completion: To obtain 3 CE credits for this educational activity, you must pay the required fee, review the material, complete the course evaluation, and obtain an exam score of 70% or higher.

    CE planner disclosure: Laura Winfield, Endeavor Business Media dental group CE coordinator, neither has a leadership nor commercial interest with the products or services discussed in this educational activity. Ms. Winfield can be reached at

    Educational disclaimer: Completing a single continuing education course does not provide enough information to result in the participant being an expert in the field related to the course topic. It is a combination of many educational courses and clinical experience that allows the participant to develop skills and expertise.

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    Scientific integrity statement: Information shared in this CE course is developed from clinical research and represents the most current information available from evidence-based dentistry.

    Known benefits and limitations of the data: The information presented in this educational activity is derived from the data and information contained in the reference section.

    Registration: The cost of this CE course is $39.00 for 3 CE credits.

    Cancellation and refund policy: Any participant who is not 100% satisfied with this course can request a full refund by contacting Endeavor Business Media in writing.

    Provider information:

    Dental Board of California: Provider RP5933. Course registration number CA code: 03-4527-15424. Expires DECEMBER 2022. “This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 3 units of continuing education.”


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