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Esthetic Removable Partial Dentures

Esthetic Removable Partial Dentures-- Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III

Thursday-Saturday, September 18-20, 2014

Are your patients asking for more esthetic partial dentures?

You will learn how to provide esthetic removable partial dentures through practical information, demonstrations and laboratory experience. You will also gain an understanding of esthetic clasping, flexible partial denture designs as well as other contemporary materials and techniques used for esthetic RPD’s. In addition, you will benefit from hands-on experience with: 1) survey and design and blackout for rotational paths of insertion, 2) swinglock, saddlelock and flexible partial denture designs, 3) in-office reline techniques for RPD's, and 4) simplified remount casts for occlusal refinement.


You will obtain helpful hints on how to:

  • relate the concepts of jaw relations to the construction of a RPD.
  • apply survey and design principles to fabricating frameworks for partial removable denture prostheses in your practice.
  • identify new esthetic designs that can be employed for individual patient esthetic requirements.
  • determine when conventional esthetic designs or select precision attachment designs are most appropriate for your patient.
Who Should Attend

Dentist who want more experience with removable partial dentures


“Learned a lot. Remarkable speakers.” (Dr. Gloria Lopez-Franco, Falcon Heights, MN)

“This is the most detailed and organized course I have taken at the U. Keep Dr. Ancowitz coming back.” (Dr. Marko Kamel, Albert Lea, MN)

“I liked the depth of information.” (Dr. Robert L. Snyder, Green Bay, WI)

“Dr. Ancowitz was very knowledgeable. Great clinical information.”

“I liked the ability to design RPD on models and take with us. Major principles of RPD design reviews. New concepts learned.” (Dr. Steven Korn, Fairport, NY)

“I would like to have spent a whole year with Dr. Ancowitz. Nice job.” (Dr. Dennis Nierengarten, St. Cloud, MN)

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures, demonstrations, hands-on workshops, and round-table case discussions. A patient is not needed for this module, but you are asked to bring a mounted, documented case for round-table discussion and treatment planning.


Stephen Ancowitz, D.D.S., Certificate in Prosthodontics; Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics; former Program Director, Advanced Prosthodontic Residency Program at the VA Medical Center, West Los Angeles, California. Dr. Ancowitz also served as an Assistant Clinical Professor in Prosthodontics at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry for 15 years. He has given many invited presentations nationally and internationally and has published a paper on “Texture and Luster Control” in the Dental Clinics of North America and an article on “Esthetic Partial Dentures” in the AGD journal.

Paul S. Olin, D.D.S., M.S., Associate Professor, Division of Prosthodontics, Department of Restorative Sciences; Director, Dental Implant Program; University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Olin also maintains an active prosthodontic and esthetic dentistry practice. Dr. Olin is the Director of the Postgraduate Programs in Esthetic Dentistry: Levels I-III at the University of Minnesota.

Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry

The University of Minnesota Continuing Dental Education Program is pleased to offer a unique Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry. Dentists may earn a university diploma in contemporary restorative and esthetic dentistry, in addition to mastership credit for the Academy of General Dentistry and continuing education credit for relicensure requirements.

Prerequiste: Successful completion of the Postgraduate Program in Esthetic Dentistry: Level I -- Lecture and Laboratory Series

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