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Contemporary Removable Partial Dentures

Contemporary Removable Partial Dentures: A Lecture & Hands-on Program

Friday-Sunday, October 14-16, 2016 

Would you like to offer your partially dentate patients a more affordable option for replacing missing teeth? Are you looking to enhance esthetic outcomes for your removable partial denture patients?

Eliminate the mystique with removable partial denture techniques that allow you to provide your partially dentate patients with a more affordable and esthetic treatment option. In this comprehensive program, you will learn how to treatment plan and design removable partial dentures that address your patients' esthetic concerns and functional needs. You will gain an understanding of esthetic clasping, flexible partial denture designs, as well as other contemporary materials and techniques. In addition, you will benefit from hands-on experience with: 1) survey and design, 2) tooth modifications, and 3) cast design for various clinical scenarios.


Join us and obtain helpful hints on how to:

  • diagnose and treatment plan for removable partial dentures.
  • relate the concepts of jaw relations to the construction of a removable partial denture.
  • apply survey and design principles to fabricating frameworks for partial removable denture prostheses in your practice.
  • identify esthetic designs that can be employed for individual patient esthetic requirements.
  • incorporate advanced removable partial denture concepts (e.g. rotational path, twin-flex clasps, use of attachments).
Who Should Attend

This course is designed for dentists who want more experience with contemporary removable partial denture therapy.

This course is a core module in the Postgraduate Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry.

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops. You are asked to bring a mounted, documented patient case for discussion and treatment planning.


Paul A. Hansen, D.D.S., Associate Professor, Section Director of Prosthodontics, Department of Adult Restorative Dentistry, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry; Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics. Dr. Hansen has published numerous articles in scholarly dental journals, is a consultant for legal activities, and a continuing education provider for study clubs, university-based continuing education programs and professional meetings around the country. Throughout his teaching career, Dr. Hansen has received numerous “instructor of the year” and “best teacher” awards. Dr. Hansen also maintains a part-time private prosthodontic practice in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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 Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Levels I-III at the University of Minnesota.

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