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

Contemporary Removable Partial Dentures

Friday-Sunday, September 21-23, 2018

Learn to enhance esthetic outcomes for your removable partial denture patients and eliminate the mystique with removable partial denture techniques.  As a result, you can 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.

Learn 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)

Training Methods

Illustrated lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops

Meet Our Experts 

Tony Daher, DDS, MSEd, FACP, Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics. Dr. Daher served as the Clinic Director for the International Student Program at USC and the Director of the Advanced Prosthodontic Program at Loma Linda University. He has written many scientific and clinical articles as well as book chapters about prosthodontics. Dr. Daher maintains a private practice limited to prosthodontics and implant dentistry in LaVerne, California.

Paul S. Olin, DDS, MS, Associate Professor, Division of Prosthodontics; Interim Chair, Department of Restorative Sciences; Director, Dental Implant Program; University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Olin maintains an active prosthodontic and esthetic dentistry practice in the faculty practice at the School of Dentistry.  Dr. Olin is the Director of Postgraduate Programs in Contemporary Restorative & Esthetic Dentistry Levels I-III at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. 


  • Final registration will begin at 7:30 AM on Friday.
  • Continental breakfast will be available during registration and on each subsequent day.
  • The program will run from 8:00 AM to 5:15 PM (all three days).
  • There will be 15-minute refreshment breaks mid-mornings and mid-afternoons.
  • Lunch is included each day.

If you have special dietary needs or are disabled and have special needs, please contact us at least two weeks prior to the program date.

Course details

Special instructions

You are asked to bring a mounted, documented patient case for discussion and treatment planning.

Please note that on weekends, you must enter Moos Tower from the second floor (the Washington Avenue entrance located below street level) or use the tunnel from the Washington Avenue parking ramp to access Moos Tower.


Because credit is earned on an hour-per-hour basis, your credit will reflect the hours that you attend the program. However, if you are taking this module in order to complete the "Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry" you will need to complete all of the hours listed. If you miss part of the program, you will need to make up the credits. Please keep this in mind, especially when making your travel arrangements.

What to wear

We suggest that you bring a jacket or sweater to help you adjust to the seemingly inevitable changes in meeting room temperature.

Refund policy

A full refund will be made if you cancel at least one month (30 total days) prior to the program. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the program $695 will be deducted from your refund. For registrations charged to your credit card, the refund will be credited to your account. No cash refunds will be issued on charged registrations.

Directions, parking & hotel

Directions & Map

Moos Health Sciences Tower
515 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Moos HS Tower is located on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Campus, at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Harvard Street SE.

Get directions to Moos Tower and the Washington Avenue Parking Ramp.


Parking is available in the Washington Avenue Ramp. The Washington Avenue Ramp is located at 501 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

You will need to push the button on the stationary box in order to receive a parking slip and activate the gate. Detailed instructions for exiting the ramp will be provided during the program. Parking charges will be billed to Continuing Dental Education.

If the ramp is FULL or EVENT PARKING is in place, please inform the attendant that you are attending a Continuing Dental Education conference in the School of Dentistry.

PLEASE NOTE: If you park anywhere besides the Washington Ave. Ramp, you will be responsible for the parking fees.

The Graduate Minneapolis hotel guests only: If you are staying at the Graduate Minneapolis (formerly the Commons Hotel), we encourage that you make parking reservations directly with the hotel. We cannot validate parking for overnight stays. Validated parking is only available during course hours.


Hotel accommodations are available at the Graduate Minneapolis, located directly across the street from the Dental School. To reserve your room at the special Continuing Dental Education rate:

  • Call the Graduate Minneapolis, 612-379-8888, and ask for in-house reservations. Tell the reservationist the dates of your stay and that you want a room under the reservation for “Continuing Dental Education.” Ask the reservationist to enter your name for one of the rooms at the special Continuing Dental Education rate.
  • If you are outside the United States or do not wish to call, please email with the dates you intend to stay and ask to have your name entered for one of the reservations under “Continuing Dental Education.”

Link to a list of hotels near campus

Enrollment is limited to 18.


$2,395 dentist

A $695 deposit is due at the time of registration.  The balance of the tuition is due on or before August 24, 2018. (Registrations made after August 24, 2018, will be paid in full at the time of registration.)

Tuition includes food, parking, materials and supplies.


24 hours

Minnesota Credits
19 fundamental
5 core (Diagnosis & Treatment Planning)

Eligible for AGD Mastership credit in removable prosthodontics and esthetics. 


8:00 AM to 5:15 PM (each day)


6-410 Moos HS Tower
(Lynda J. Young Conference Room)
Minneapolis Campus

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