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  • Dentists
  • Dental Hygienist
Hours: 2 Contact Hours
Author(s): Jeffrey L. Tarlow, DDS
Peer Reviewer(s): Joanne M. Falzone, DMD, FICD, FACD
Item#: L0854
Contents: 1 Course Book (92 pages)
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Complete Dentures: A Review for the Dental Professional

Price $29.95
Item # L0854
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Release Date: January 31, 2018

Expiration Date: January 30, 2021

The continuing need for denture treatment in the Unites States means a necessary relevance for updated concepts and procedures in dental curriculums. New light has been shed on different denture treatment approaches, such as digital technology, which is likely to be more commonplace for the near future. Such modern techniques may not have been initially taught to current practitioners in the field.

This intermediate-level course is intended to serve as both a review and an introduction to some of the more recent information and developments in complete denture fabrication. After completing this course, the practitioner will be better equipped to provide quality denture care in a less stressful and more cost-effective manner for both clinician and patient.


AGD Subject Code: 670

Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

Course Objectives

  • Identify reasons for the need for complete denture treatment.
  • Discuss the consequences of edentulism and the comorbidities involved.
  • Describe the maxillary and mandibular anatomy essential for complete denture support and the impression procedures necessary to obtain accurate preliminary and final impressions.
  • Select anterior teeth for complete dentures based on current research recommendations.
  • Develop an evidence-based philosophy of complete denture occlusion.
  • Describe the key elements involved in the digital denture technique.
  • Explain key factors in patient satisfaction with complete denture treatment.

Jeffrey L. Tarlow, DDS, earned his doctorate in dental surgery from Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry in Cleveland, Ohio, before pursuing a Clinical Fellowship in Prosthetic Dentistry at Harvard University School of Dental Medicine and a residency in fixed and removable prosthodontics at the Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic in Boston. He served as a dentist for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for more than 40 years, serving 34 of those years as a staff prosthodontist. Dr. Tarlow was director of the General Practice Residency Program at the Manhattan campus of the Department of Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System from 1985 to 2016. Dr. Tarlow was a peer reviewer for The International Journal of Prosthodontics for 5 years and a principal investigator for two major dental implant clinical research studies; he has had 13 articles published in peer-reviewed jour­nals. Dr. Tarlow has lectured extensively on restorative and implant treatment for the geriatric patient.

Joanne M. Falzone, DMD, FICD, FACD, has been teaching at Tufts University for the past 21 years in the pre-clinical arena and she is the course Director for Dental Anatomy and Cranio-facial Function. She also teaches Fixed Prosthetics, Complete Dentures, Partial Dentures, Implant Prosthetics, and Operative Dentistry. She lectures annually to the Esthetic residents and is a Faculty Mentor for The American Student Dental Association at Tufts, and a frequent contributing writer for SMILE and the ASDA Journal. She has authored many teaching tools for Dental Anatomy, Tooth Development, and was awarded the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Teaching for many years.

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.