Removable Prosthetics: Basics & Beyond
This course was developed to address the interest many technicians have expressed regarding not only high end fabrication techniques but also the basic procedures and nuances that establish a consistent quality in a labs standard work. Don’t be fooled, there are many basic techniques that on the surface sound basic but once explained and demonstrated can elevate every day dentures to a higher level. This course is also ideal for those wishing to learn contour and color coordination as it applies to digital design and manufacture using composite color overlay.
This 2 day course is designed to address the basics and beyond of denture construction as learned, modified, and implemented by Thomas Zaleske, AS. It consists of PowerPoint presentation, over the shoulder demonstration, and hands-on instruction. Topics include: The Basics (the model bench; record/communication/optional tools; tooth arrangement to accommodate ridge form; waxing contour and color in coordination with Day 2 GRADIA® PLUS composite overlay; packing, processing, and finishing conventional and optional/NATURE-CRYL® SUPER HI IMPACT and microwave acrylics) and Beyond the Basics (tooth character through contour and color/OPTIGLAZE™ Color; base colorization using internal and external techniques/GRADIA® PLUS/Gum; metal and acetyl colorization using GRADIA® PLUS opaque). Participants should bring: (2) setup and waxed arches either 1 upper, 1 lower or 2 of same ready for contour and color; (2) processed, trimmed, and pumiced pre-finished arches for tooth colorization and acrylic colorization; loupes, lab coat, and favorite waxing/carving tools.
Thomas Zaleske, AS
Hands-On & Lecture
CE Credits Provided:
GC America Inc. (Education Center)
4300 W. 123rd Street
Alsip, IL 60803
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Friday, August 16, 2019 & Saturday, August 17, 2019
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (CST; each day)
GC America Inc.
800.323.7063, ext. 3006