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Providing Quality Afforable Dentures: A Patient Participation Program

Providing Quality Affordable Dentures: A Patient Participation Program

Saturday-Sunday, October 17-18, and Saturday, October 31, 2015

Would you like to increase the number of patients in your practice who can afford complete dentures? Are you sometimes frustrated when fabricating new dentures?

Conveniently scheduled on weekends, in just 2½ days you will gain simple and practical solutions to common problems encountered with denture patients. By mastering a specific three-appointment system, you will be able to provide high quality dentures, efficiently and affordably in your practice. Dr. John Schulte, a highly regarded clinician/teacher, will give you extensive clinical tips on everything from impressions to the delivery of your dentures. You will benefit from mentored patient experience with a high level of individual attention.  Patients, materials and equipment will be provided


Through guided laboratory and patient experiences you will discover how to:

  • evaluate edentulous anatomy.
  • establish realistic treatment goals.
  • make final impressions in less than 30 minutes.
  • make a jaw relationship record using a special “centric tray” device.
  • select denture teeth.
  • work with technicians to produce quality casts, record bases and mounting on articulators.
  • evaluate a denture set-up, set maxillary and mandibular anterior teeth.
  • verify esthetics, vertical dimension and centric relation.
  • deliver dentures in less than 30 minutes.
  • troubleshoot the most common denture problems.
Who Should Attend

Dentists who want to improve their denture making skills and treat more denture patients at an affordable cost.

Please note: You are encouraged to bring your dental laboratory technician to attend the course with you at no fee. However, your dental laboratory technician will be expected to help during the Saturday, October 18, 2015, session setting denture teeth for try in. If you don’t have a laboratory technician attend with you, several lab techs will be available to help with setting teeth.

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures, discussion, demonstration, laboratory exercises, clinical participation.


“Hands on, great advice and instruction. Loved the hands-on patient interaction." Dr. Paul Huey, LaCrosse, WI

"It was extremely beneficial to evaluate patient's existing dentures and to have systematic approach to diagnosing problems. This has changed my outlook on dentures and changed my practice. It was helpful to look at multiple patients as a large group." Dr. Elisabeth Dommer, LaCrosse, WI

“I would recommend this course to other dentists who are frustrated with dentures and the unsatisfied patients who have them.”

“This is the best hands-on course I have ever attended. Extremely knowledgeable instructors who were willing to share everything they know.”

“Very good teacher—Dr. Schulte does a good job of stressing the important points and also telling us the areas that do not have much impact on the bottom line.”


John K. Schulte, D.D.S., M.S.D., Associate Professor Emeritus, Division of Prosthodontics, Department of Restorative Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Schulte completed his dental degree at the University of Nebraska as well as Certificate in Prosthodontics at the University of Washington. He has extensive teaching experience in all areas of prosthodontics including occlusion, TMD, fixed prosthodontics, dental implants and removable prosthodontics. Dr. Schulte is a popular speaker locally, nationally and internationally. He consistently receives outstanding reviews from continuing education participants for the depth of his clinical knowledge, clarity of his teaching and his capacity to provide practical solutions to clinical problems.

Ronald J. Kent, D.D.S., Adjunct Assistant Professor, Division of Prosthodontics, Department of Restorative Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; full-time private practice, Apple Valley, Minnesota.

Laboratory support during this program will be provided by Jeff Udell and Don Udell. Jeff is a technician with over 30 years of removable laboratory experience and is the owner of Udell Dental Laboratory in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Don is a technician with over 50 years of removable laboratory experience and is the previous owner of Udell Dental Laboratory.

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