Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Appreciate the impact of a growth elderly edentulous population on the day-to-day practice of dentistry.
  • Understand objectives of complete denture therapy for patients affected by progressive resorption of edentulous ridges.
  • Better understand expected changes in edentulous soft and hard tissues over time.
  • Appreciate the complex biophysical processes involved in complete denture retention and stability.
  • Gain basic comprehension of improved complete denture retention and stability associated with the proper use of denture adhesives.
  • Understand appropriate methods for conservatively applying adhesive and placing complete dentures to achieve optimal adhesive performance.
  • Comprehend recommended methods for cleaning adhesive from complete denture upon removal from the mouth.
  • Comprehend appropriate methods for accomplishing personal oral hygiene following removal of adhesive assisted complete dentures.