Restorative and prosthetic dentistry is in a state of crisis. Social media, corporate advertising, and even the most reputable dental symposiums all place a heavy emphasis on fixed anterior implant treatments (i.e., cosmetic dentistry). There is a new wave of clinicians and technicians that are well aware of the necessity for education and training of complete dentures and are pushing the boundaries of contemporary aesthetics with hyper-real removable prosthetics supported by implants in a bold effort to rekindle the love affair with the original full arch/mouth rehabilitation.
Establish the parameters of implant supported complete dentures that are coincident with contemporary fixed prosthetics and how they apply to treatment planning.
Review many of the current shortcomings that exist with all phases of removable complete dentures prosthetics.
Develop a case-specific armamentarium based on aesthetic and functional demands for each situation, and apply new concepts and techniques to current patient base.