School of Dentistry

Continuing Dental Education

Providing timely and practical continuing education for dental professionals

Providing Quality Afforable Dentures: A Patient Participation Course

Providing Quality Affordable Dentures: A Patient Participation Course

Saturday-Sunday, October 11-12, and Saturday, October 25, 2014 

Note: This program is full for 2014. However, you may request a place on the cancellation list for the 2014 session and receive priority notification for a future course offering by contacting the Office of Continuing Dental Education at 800-685-1418 or 612-625-1418.

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.

Benefits/Objectives

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.

Educational Methods

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

Testimonials

“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.”

Speakers 

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 and his M.S.D. degree as well as a Certificate in Prosthodontics from 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 has consistently received outstanding ratings 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 continuing dental education program will be provided by Scott Olds and Anthony Olds. Scott is a technician with over 30 years of removable laboratory experience and is the owner of Academy Dental Laboratory in Burnsville, Minnesota. Anthony is his son and works under his father’s guidance.

 

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