The Complete Story: Complete Dentures From Start to Finish

Wendy AuClair-Clark, DDS, MS


Time: 8:00 am - 11:30 am Code: T13 Cost: $30/$45 after Sept. 28 Date: Thursday, October 26

CE Credits: 3 Hour Lecture |  Subject: Digital Dentures |  Recommended for: All Attendees 

For many decades, very little changed with complete denture workflows. Over the last ten years, we have started to see technology transform the status quo. As workflows evolve to incorporate digital dentistry, clinicians can benefit from interweaving components of both conventional and digital denture workflows. This course will review all aspects of both digital and conventional methods of denture making, from impressions to post-insertion. By the end of the session, attendees should have a strong understanding of the foundational clinical concepts of complete dentures – both digital and conventional – and be able to customize denture workflows with confidence.

Learning Objectives:

  • Walk through complete denture workflows, digital and conventional, from start to finish.
  • Describe and know the indications for various denture tooth and base materials (printed, milled, processed).
  • Effectively communicate and partner with dental laboratory technicians to achieve more predictable results.
  • Execute workflows in practice to fabricate immediate, conventional complete, and copy dentures.

About the Speaker:

After her doctoral degree from the Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dr. Wendy Clark earned her master’s degree in clinical dentistry and certificate in post-graduate prosthodontics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry. She practiced prosthodontics for seven years with Team Atlanta (Goldstein, Garber & Salama), before her current full-time prosthodontic faculty role at the University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry. Dr. Clark has been named a “Leader in Continuing Education” by Dentistry Today for the last six years, presenting on a wide range of prosthodontic topics. She has published articles in numerous peer-reviewed journals and serves as a key opinion leader for multiple companies on digital dentures. Financial Relationship – Grants/Research Support: Dentsply Sirona; Consultant: Avadent, 3PX Software; Honorarium: Avadent, Dentsply Sirona.

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