This course teaches the differences between precision and semi-precision attachments and incorporates their uses in the treatment planning of removable partial dentures, overdentures, segmented fixed bridgework and overdentures.
* Attachment Retained Partials vs. the Cast Partial Denture:
Discusses the fabrication and design of the removable partial denture and compares it to the attachment retained partial denture
* Precision and Semi-Precision Attachments -- Fixed and
Defines the precision and semi-precision attachment in theory and practice
* The Attachment Retained Overdenture:
Discusses the rationale for overdenture fabrication and demonstrates the advantages of the attachment retained overdenture
* The Bar Overdenture:
Advantages and disadvantages of bars as overdenture attachments as well as removable partial denture attachments are expanded upon as well as their role in implant dentistry
* Attachments and Implants:
Various attachment and treatment planning designs are considered in accordance with the number and placement of implants in the dental arches. Various philosophies and rationales are discussed
* Case Studies: Cases are reviewed and discussed.