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Overdentures course for Dental Practice

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

This session describes the philosophy of overdentures in patients who exhibit tooth surface loss due to a variety of causes.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the rationale of overdentures
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of overdentures
  • Explain the need to monitor patients with overdentures
  • List the potential problems with maintenance

In dealing with the effects of tooth surface by wear of whichever aetiology, one option that has to be considered is a removable prosthesis; this is termed an overdenture.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should have knowledge of:

  • Factors affecting residual ridge resorption (RRR)
  • Precision attachments
  • Basic oral health
  • Dental materials
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.

Overdentures course for Dental Practice
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dental, -- DENTAL --
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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