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Complete Dentures: Clinical Procedures

July 4, 2019
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Siamak Abai, DDS, MMedSc

Course Objectives

1 CE Credit

In this course, Dr Siamak Abai goes through the diagnostic and clinical procedures in providing compete upper and lower dentures.

At the conclusion of this course, participant will understand:

  • Indications for complete dentures
  • Preliminary and secondary impression procedures
  • Wax rim and try-in procedures
  • Delivery and post-operative care


Conventional complete dentures continue to serve as a viable option to rehabilitate patients and restore everyday oral functions and esthetics. For edentulous patients who choose to pursue implant treatment, a well-made set of conventional dentures can serve as a prototype for the implant-supported prostheses, providing information such as tooth position, tooth location, vertical dimension, interocclusal space, esthetics and phonetics.

CAUTION: When viewing the techniques, procedures, theories and materials presented, you must make your own decisions about specific treatment for patients and exercise professional judgment regarding the need for further clinical testing or education and your own clinical expertise before trying to implement new procedures.

Recognition & Approval

Glidewell Education Center is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Glidewell Education Center
Nationally Approved PACE Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority, or AGD endorsement. 3/1/2021 to 2/29/2024.
Provider ID# 216789

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Siamak Abai, DDS, MMedSc

Dr. Siamak Abai earned his DDS degree from Columbia University in 2004, followed by two years of residency in general dentistry. After two years of general private practice in Huntington Beach, California, he returned to academia and received an MMedSc degree and a certificate in prosthodontics from Harvard University. Dr. Abai brings nearly 10 years of clinical, research and lecturing experience to his role as director of clinical research and development for Glidewell Laboratories’ Implant division. He is also editor-in-chief and clinical editor of Inclusive™ magazine. Before joining Glidewell in January 2012, Dr. Abai practiced at the Wöhrle Dental Implant Clinic in Newport Beach, California. 


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  2. Hashemzadeh S, Yilmaz B, Zugaro F, McGlumphy E. An alternative conversion technique for fabricating an interim fixed implant-supported complete arch prosthesis. J Prosthet Dent. 2016 Nov;116(5):647-51.
  3. Kulkarni RS, Pawar RS. Fabrication of complete dentures in three visits using existing prosthesis-a simplified technique for geriatric patients. Spec Care Dentist. 2017 Mar;37(2):99-101.
  4. Dakhilalian M, Rismanchian M, Fazel A, et al. Conventional versus implant-retained overlay dentures: a pilot study of masseter and anterior temporalis electromyography. J Oral Implantol. 2014 Aug;40(4):418-24.
  5. Turkyilmaz I, Company AM, McGlumphy EA. Should edentulous patients be constrained to removable complete dentures? The use of dental implants to improve the quality of life for edentulous patients. Gerodontology. 2010 Mar;27(1):3-10.

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