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  • Dentists
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Assisting
Hours: 2 Contact Hours
Author(s): Sean M. Wetterer, PhD
Peer Reviewer(s): Raymond K. Martin, DDS, MAGD
Item#: L0809
Contents: 1 Course Book (24 pages)
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The Care of Removable Prosthetic Devices, 2nd Edition

Price $19.95
Item # L0809
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Release Date: January 31, 2017

Expiration Date: January 30, 2020

Original Release Date: July 30, 2013


This basic-level course describes current recommendations on the benefits of using denture adhesives. The course discusses the advantages and disadvantages of various denture cleansing methods. Health risks and recommendations associated with wearing dentures overnight are discussed, and methods for proper denture storage are outlined and reviewed. This course can help dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants improve the health and quality of life of their patients who wear dentures.


AGD Subject Code: 670
Western Schools designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.


Course Objectives

  • Discuss the history and potential benefits of denture adhesive usage.
  • Describe the importance and relative merits of various denture cleansing methods.
  • Identify health risks and recommendations associated with overnight wearing of dentures.
  • Describe the methods and recommendations for proper denture storage.


Sean M. Wetterer, PhD, is a senior manager of corporate research and development at Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.. He was previously an oral care researcher for GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare International. Dr. Wetterer holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry, engineering, and applied science from California Institute of Technology, a PhD in chemistry from Princeton University, and an MBA from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business. Through his work with consumers and professionals in developing new products, Dr. Wetterer has found that patient education is an essential complement to innovative technology for ensuring patient health and satisfaction.


Raymond K. Martin, DDS, MAGD, graduated in 1979 from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and earned his DDS in 1983 from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He went on to study at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in the General Practice Residency Program. Dr. Martin began his work in dental risk management after being awarded a Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. He consults with 20 legal firms as an expert witness and lectures extensively on dental risk management and ethics in dentistry. In addition, Dr. Martin teaches CAD/CAM dentistry as a CEREC mentor and has served as a Key Opinion Leader for an international dental implant manufacturer. Dr. Martin has maintained a private practice for more than three decades and is currently president of the Massachusetts Dental Society. He has served the American Dental Association on the Future of Dentistry work group and is currently a member of the Council on Government Affairs.

  • 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.