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Complete Denture Stability course for Dental Practice

Speciality Classification
Oral Health
Time / Duration
20 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Faculty of Dental Surgery

This session describes the concepts and practical aspects of complete denture stability. It will deal with the definition of complete denture stability and will outline factors - physical, dental and psychological - which influence complete denture stability.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • define what is meant by complete denture stability
  • describe how the component elements influence complete denture stability
  • interpret the findings of a basic prosthodontic examination by incorporating visual and tactile assessment of the peri-denture and denture bearing tissues

It should be appreciated that this aspect of a denture is not active but is achieved by 'conforming' to forces around and between dentures.

This session will deal with peri-denture muscular matters and, secondly, occlusal related matters.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should have knowledge of:

  • the anatomy of the peri-denture tissues
  • the philosophy of occlusal form in complete denture prosthodontics
Instructors / Speakers
Fraser McCord,

Fraser qualified in 1970 and spend 10 years in general dental practice before becoming a Registrar in Restorative Dentistry at Edinburgh Dental Hospital in 1980.

He became a lecturer in Prosthodontics in 1983 and, in 1986, was awarded a doctorate also from the University of Edinburgh.

In 1989 he was appointed a Senior Lecturer/Hon. Consultant in Restorative Dentistry in the University of Manchester Dental School and in 1992 was appointed to the Chair of Restorative Care of the Elderly.

In 2002, he was Dean of Manchester Dental School and in 2006 moved to the Chair of Restorative Dentistry in the University of Glasgow. Also in 2006, he was President of the BSSPD and in 2008, was awarded the Gold Medal of the BSSPD.

His main interest within Restorative Dentistry is Prosthodontics and he has co-authored 5 textbooks on prosthodontics and has in excess of 100 reviewed publications.

Complete Denture Stability course for Dental Practice
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dental, -- DENTAL --
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
20 minutes
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