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Preclinical Course in Prosthetic Dentistry III

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:5.00
Study Course Accepted:10.08.2020
Study Course Information
Course Code:ZPK_020LQF level:Level 7
Credit Points:4.00ECTS:6.00
Branch of Science:MedicineTarget Audience:Dentistry
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Kārlis Ozoliņš
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Prosthetic Dentistry
The Head of Structural Unit:Una Soboļeva
Contacts:Zobu protezēšanas katedra, Dzirciema iela 20,, LV-1007, +371 67456043
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (count)4Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures8
Classes (count)15Class Length (academic hours)4Total Contact Hours of Classes60
Total Contact Hours68
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Human anatomy, dental anatomy, histology, medical physics with biomaterials, general medical chemistry, English. After 6th semester: basic knowledge of cardiology, endodontics, periodontology and oral surgery.
To acquire knowledge and comprehension of types of dentures, biomechanics and biomaterials. To gain practical skills in clinical work practising on simulators.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Introduction. Total dentures. Anatomy of edentulous jaws. Functional impression. Individual tray fabrication, margin formation with compound.Classes1.00other
2Continuation of practical work. Impression taking of edentulous jaws. Pouring stone dies for work models. Wax rim fabrication on solid basis.Classes1.00other
3Continuation of practical work. Bite registration with wax rims. Demonstration (video): artificial teeth installation, teeth in wax try-in.Classes1.00other
4Colloquium – Total dentures.Classes1.00other
5Alginate. Impression taking with alginate from partially edentulous jaws. Pouring of stone dies. Wax rim on solid basis fabrication.Classes1.00other
6Continuation of practical work. Bite registration for partially edentulous jaws. Survey.Classes1.00other
7Preparation of occlusal rests. PRPD design: K-A I, II, III, IV class defects.Classes1.00other
8MRPD design: K-A I, II, III, IV class defectsClasses1.00other
9RPD design, clinical case studies.Classes1.00other
10Colloquium – RPD designs.Classes1.00other
11RPD clinical and laboratory steps.Classes1.00other
12RPD prosthesis bases polymerization. MRDP frame modelling technique. Metal casting technology. Evaluation of the RPD frame (major and minor connector, clasps, occlusal rests etc.).Classes1.00other
13Immediate prosthesis. Implant supported removable prosthesis.Classes1.00other
14Combined works, clinical and laboratory steps.Classes1.00other
15Colloquium – RPD.Classes1.00other
16Introduction. Partial removable dental prosthesis types of construction, the design of the determining factors. Anatomy of edentulous jaws. Functional impression. Bite registration for partial and total dentures.Lectures1.00E-Studies platform
17Principles of manufacturing, designing PRPD, MRPD. Design features. Partial removable dental prosthesis support, stability, retention. Survey. MRPD major connector types in upper and lower jaw.Lectures1.00E-Studies platform
18Retentive moment. Types of clasps. Clasp retention, occlusal rests, reciprocal clasp. MRPD, PRPD design. Indirect retention.Lectures1.00E-Studies platform
19Manufacture of clinical-laboratory stages for partial removable dental prosthesis (MRPD, PRPD), mutual connection. Combined works, overdentures on implants, immediate prosthesis.Lectures1.00E-Studies platform
Unaided Work:
Within the framework of individual work the students are able to improve their manual skills practising on virtual dental simulators and, at specified times, make certain types of procedures in preclinic, preparing for the planned lesson. According to the list on e-studies: acquire theory and read recommended publications, comprehension of content will be controlled by e-tests during the lessons.
Assessment Criteria:
For the entire period – active participation in practical classes. Assessment for every manipulation carried out during practical classes and e-test on theoretical questions. 3 colloquiums – evaluation of preparing teeth and making temporary crown in addition to theory questions on themes acquired during the semester.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:Upon successful completion of the study course the students will be able to describe stages of treatment, technologies and materials applied for treatment, instruments used in prosthetics, making removable and non-removable dentures. The students will be able to create a simple prosthetic treatment plan.
Skills:Upon successful completion of the study course the students will be able to perform following manipulations: tooth preparation according to the principles of biomechanics, making provisional crowns, taking impressions of all types of dentures, post and core modelling, bite registration, fitting the framework of crowns and cast dentures, trying of dentures, denture adjustments, cementing crowns and fixed partial dentures as well as simple treatment plan presentation and drawing design of prosthesis.
Competencies:Upon successful completion of the study course the students will be able to justify necessity of manipulations, selection of instruments and materials as well as to critically evaluate their own failures and treatment related risks.
Required Reading
1Fundamentals of Fixed Prosthodontics. H.T. Schillingburg. Quintessence Publishing Co., 1997
2Prosthodontic Treatment for Edentulous Patients: Complete Dentures and Implant-Supported Prostheses. G.A. Zarb, C.L. Bolender, S.E. Eckert, A.H. Fenton, Mosby, 2003
3Stewart's Clinical Removable Partial Prosthodontics. R. D. Phoentix, D. R. Cagna, C.F. Defreest, Quintessence Pub Co, 2008.
4Contemporary Fixed Prosthodontics. S.F. Rosenstiel, M.F. Land, J. Fujimoto, Mosby, 2006
5Dental Materials: Properties and Manipulation. J. M. Powers, J. C. Wataha, Mosby, 2007
Additional Reading
1Implants and Restorative Dentistry. G.M. Scortecci, C.E. Misch. K.U. Benner, Martin Dunitz, 2001.
Other Information Sources
1The International Journal of Prosthodontics ISSN: 0893-2174
2The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. ISSN:0022-3913
3Clinical Oral Implants Research. ISSN:0905-7161
4European Journal of Oral Sciences. ISSN:0909-8836