Removable Prosthodontics

Department Policies

  • To develop competence in Removable Prosthodontics, each student must treat at least 6 fully edentulous/partially edentulous patients requiring definitive prostheses (including at least one of the following: immediate and remote complete denture, cast metal framework RPD, implant or natural tooth retained over-denture, or implant supported fixed denture
  • By the end of Preclinical Removable Prosthodontics, every student has participated in “Denture Block,” and this patient experience counts as the first of the 6 recommended patients.
  • Patients treated at  the  extramural clinic  supplement, rather than substitute for, the 6 recommended patients at the dental school.
  • Students are expected to perform all diagnostic and procedural steps for assigned patients, with increasing independence and competence. Sharing or transferring patients in mid-treatment is strongly discouraged.
  • Post insertion care by the assigned student is expected for all patients receiving removable prosthetic services.
  • Patients with newly delivered dentures should never be referred to the dental school’s emergency services.
  • Please refer to the Reconstructive Guidelines for details on competency examinations.