Advanced Prosthodontics: Simulation Center Clinical Skills

This course provides the practical skills necessary to prepare teeth for crown and bridgework and
thus prepare residents to perform Prosthodontic procedures on patients. The student will work on
typodont teeth in the Clinical Skills facility. Facebow and associated occlusal records will be
demonstrated in order to program a semi-adjustable articulator. Subsequently students will take
records on each other on clinic. Transfer and programming a semi-adjustable articulator follows.
The laboratory stages for fixed prostheses and complete dentures will also be covered. Crown and
bridgework using Zirconia and glass ceramics is introduced. Digital dentistry is covered at the end
of the course with demonstrations on how to scan models and manufacture crownwork by CAD
CAM. Some aspects of this course are deemed remedial insofar as they should have been taught at
undergraduate level. In order to comply with CAA requirements these elements are not credit
bearing. Credit allocation for PR331 is thus 9 and not 12.