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5. Prosthodontic Instruments

After completing this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Define the meaning of prosthodontics.
  • State the meaning of the prosthodontic terms defined in the lesson.
  • Identify the instruments and equipment used in prosthodontics.
  • Identify the purposes of each of the five treatment visits by the patient related to complete dentures.
  • Identify the types of materials used for impressions.
  • Identify the duties of the dental specialist in regard to complete dentures.
  • State the three types of jaw relationships.
  • State the purpose of a complete denture try-in.
  • Identify the sequence used in developing a removable partial denture.
  • Identify the duties of the dental specialist in respect to removable partial dentures.

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015