Update on Removable Partial Denture (RPD) Therapy

Update on Removable Partial Denture (RPD) Therapy

In person at UCLA Dentistry

In-Person Course Fee: $450         30-day early registration: $405

CDE Credits: 7

Saturday, November 16, 2024  
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Do you want to improve the treatment acceptance for your partially dentate patients by offering a more affordable replacement treatment option to replace their missing teeth? Have a highly esthetic demanding patient with missing teeth who cannot afford the fixed treatment options? Ever wonder if strategic placement of fewer dental implants can improve the RPD treatment outcomes and help your patients? Today’s RPD therapy enables dentists to offer great affordable treatment alternatives to address patients’ esthetic and functional needs. This course is intended to provide an updated overview of contemporary removable partial dentures therapy and to help participants integrate predictable RPD treatment into day-to-day clinical care.

Lecture Topics

  • Diagnosis and treatment planning for your partially dentate patients
  • Overview of RPD design principles
  • The benefits and pitfalls of various contemporary materials for RPD framework
  • Esthetic RPD solution for highly esthetic demanding situation
  • Use of dental implants to enhance RPD treatment outcomes
  • Digital workflow: RPD digital design and manufacturing
  • Treatment consideration and integration for combination cases
  • Advanced RPD design alternatives (e.g. use of attachments, rotational path RPD)

Ting-Ling Chang, DDS
Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Chair, Section of Prosthodontics, and Director, Maxillofacial Prosthetics Residency Program, UCLA School of Dentistry

Kumar C. Shah, BDS, MS
Professor of Clinical Dentistry & Director, Advanced Prosthodontics Residency Program, UCLA School of Dentistry

Learning Objectives

  • Identify key aspects in diagnosing and treatment planning partially dentate patients
  • Demonstrate knowledge of design principles to form a logical and systematic approach to formulate the optimum RPDs for patients
  • Understand and define key aspects of the benefits and pitfalls of various materials for RPD framework
  • Design esthetic RPD solutions for highly esthetically demanding situation


speakers/instructors and topics are subject to change without prior notice

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