PCC/ CCOG / DT

Course Content and Outcome Guide for DT 271

Course Number:
DT 271
Course Title:
Partials, Clasp and Bar
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
20
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Study of the philosophy, materials, design and fabrication processes of removable partial dentures. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Prerequisite: DT 254 or instructor permission. Concurrent enrollment in a lab section is required.

Intended Outcomes for the course

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  • Describe the philosophy of removable partial dentures", and the materials and techniques involved in the
    design of this type of dental prosthesis.
  • Explain the steps in the process of design and construction of a finished removable partial denture.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

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  • Weekly quizzes
  • Three written exams
  • Term paper
  • Attendance

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

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  • Philosophy of removable partial dentures
  • Types of partial dentures
  • Problems", pros and cons
  • Surveying techniques
  • The edentulous ridge
  • Ethical and legal responsibilities of dentist and technician
  • Design considerations
  • Construction of the metal framework
  • Casting and finishing
  • Selection and placement of artificial teeth
  • Repair procedures

Competencies and skills:
 

  • Describe a removable partial denture and compare it to fixed prosthodontics and complete dentures.
  • Discuss the philosophy and purpose of removable partial dentures.
  • Identify and describe the component parts of a removable partial denture and compare laboratory procedures with those of complete dentures.
  • Explain the nature and use of surveyors as a part of the removable partial denture construction process.
  • Describe a variety of different types of edentulous situations as related to partial denture construction.
  • Describe, discuss and compare the ethical and legal responsibilities of the dentist and the laboratory technician in the design and  fabrication of removable partial dentures.
  • Describe the purposes and procedures used to block out undercuts and relieve the partial denture.
  • Identify spruing and investing materials and discuss the methods and procedures as used in the construction of removable partial dentures.
  • Discuss burnout and casting procedures used in the construction of removable partial dentures.
  • Describe the materials, procedures and techniques used in the post-casting finishing process.
  • Select, arrange and adapt artificial teeth to a removable partial denture.
  • Discuss a variety of alternative techniques and designs in removable partial dentures.
  • Explain repair procedures for broken denture base retention, broken clasp replacement and broken lingual bar.

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 1

Outcomes:

 

  • Describe the philosophy of removable partial dentures", and the materials and techniques involved in the
    design of this type of dental prosthesis.
  • Explain the steps in the process of design and construction of a finished removable partial denture.

Activities: 

Explain the nature and use of surveyors as a part of the removable partial denture construction process.
Describe the purposes and procedures used to measure and block out undercuts and relieve the partial denture.
Identify spruing and investing materials and discuss the methods and procedures as used in the construction of removable partial dentures.
Select, arrange and adapt artificial teeth to a removable partial denture.