Full-Arch Rehabilitation: How to Create Full Mouth Rehabilitation with Complete Dentures- From Basics to Current Standards

Boston, MA •November 7, 2019 • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This review course will cover the knowledge and procedures necessary to create proper complete dentures (CD), from the first visit to delivery. It will be useful to those seeking Board Certification as well as experienced professionals. Attention will be paid to all clini­cal and technical passages, the functional and esthetic rehabilitating possibilities of these prostheses, either as final or pre-implant supported, and to the relevant literature supporting all choices. The use of the new digital technologies in treatment planning and finalizing outcomes will also be reviewed.

Course Program

Phase One: Importance of the extra-oral and intra-oral examination; radiographic exams; study and evaluation of macroscopic and microscopic oral structures important in CD; preliminary impres­sions.

Phase Two: Custom trays, final impressions, and border molding: how and why; master casts; creation and use of the ideal bases with wax rims: concepts of support, stability, and retention.

Phase Three: Bases and wax rims in clinical use; evalu­ation of the proper vertical dimension of occlusion and of the maxillary/mandibular relationship; how and why to mount the bases and related master casts on the articulator; how to choose and correctly position the proper anterior teeth.

Phase Four: Clinical esthetic and phonetic evalu­ations; how to choose and correctly position the posterior teeth; how to set the condylar guidance on the articulator; different types of occlusion, eden­tulism vs. aging changes and limitations; how to mimic nature carving the bases flanges; evaluations of the possibilities to improve and correct the oral and facial aesthetics; CD processing, flasking and deflasking; in-lab remounting on the articulator for the first occlusal check; polishing and character­izing; second clinical occlusal check. 

C.D. Delivery: Clinical adaptation and integration evaluations. 

This course will also cover: 

• Immediate Dentures: importance and limitations
• Over-dentures possibilities: natural teeth vs. implants
• Complete denture importance in rehabilitating patients with Full-arch Implant–Supported Fixed Restorations
• Future computer-based possibilities to create complete denture prostheses

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
One Kneeland Street
Boston, MA 02111
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Lodging Information
The hotels listed below are within walking distance of the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and offer a Tufts rate to program participants. Because rates vary depending on availability, please book your room early.

Courtyard by Marriott
Boston Tremont
275 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
Reservations: 800.321.2211
Phone: 617.426.1400
Fax: 617.482.6730

The DoubleTree Hotel
821 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617.956.7900
Fax: 617.956.7901

The W Hotel Boston
100 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617.261.8700
Fax: 617.310.6730
Speaker Information
LINO CALVANI, M.D., D.D.S., M.Sc., C.D.T., F.A.P., F.A.C.P., F.I.C.D Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry, Division of Graduate and Postgraduate Prosthodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Credit Information
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 6.0 continuing education credits.

ADA CERP Continuing Education Recognition Program 
Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. Approval Date 11/15-12/19. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit house by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at ADA.org/goto/cerp
Cancellation Policy
The Division of Continuing Education reserves the right to end registration when enrollment limit is reached and to cancel, modify, or alter content or faculty for any course if circumstances indicate the need for such a change. If the school finds it necessary to cancel a course, a full refund will be granted. All attempts to contact registrants will be made as soon as possible in the event of a course cancellation. The school will not be held responsible for any losses due to travel arrangements made by the registrant.

In the event of inclement weather (such as a snow emergency) or other extenuating circumstances, the Division of Continuing Education may be forced to cancel a course. If a course has been cancelled, we will contact participants by the phone number and/or email address provided. You may call or email our office on the day of the course if you are uncertain of a course’s status.


Full tuition refund or credit will be given for cancellations received at least two weeks prior to course date. Refunds or tuition credit will not be issued for participant no-shows.
6.0 CEU's for $295
Registration Information

We may be reached by email at DentalCE@Tufts.edu, and by phone at 617-636-6629.