Prosthodontics Course

Guiding Faculty: Dr. Pallavi Vashisht (Prosthodontist)

Dr. Pallavi Vashisht teaches Prosthodontics & Crown and Bridge at AHEAD dental academy. She did her Masters from Government Dental College, Chennai.

Dr. Pallavi Vashisht had a very fruitful academic record accredited with seven gold medals during her graduation and gold medals in post-graduation in the subject of Prosthodontics.

She has been thoroughly involved in delivering lectures and conducting clinical courses at AHEAD dental academy throughout the country. She has various publications to her credit on national and international level in prestigious and indexed journals and actively contributes to MCQs and explanatory answers for various books on international and national dental examinations published by AHEAD dental academy.

Guiding Faculty: Dr. Abhishek Bansal (Prosthodontics)

Dr. Abhshek Bansal teaches Prosthodontics, Implantology & Maxillofacial Prosthetics at AHEAD Dental Academy.

Dr. Abhshek Bansal trains students nationwide at AHEAD in special techniques including Smile Design, Esthetic Dentistry & Full mouth rehabilitation. He is also working as a reviewer in Pubmed index Journal (JCDR).

The aim of the Prosthodontics Clinical Course is to teach students not only the importance of replacing oral structures but to stress preservation and optimization of the supporting structures through a combined effort with the other dental specialties. Candidates are exposed to the philosophies and principles of prosthodontic treatment with fixed, removable, implant, and maxillofacial prosthodontics. Advanced and specialized methods required for care of unusual cases are discussed in the special clinics.

Module 1

  • Effective treatment planning, various diagnostic aids and proper decision making on edentulous and partially edentulous patients
  • Offering Ceramic veneers as treatment modality
  • All ceramic versus Metal ceramic crowns
  • Sequencing and treatment planning
  • Contemporary materials used in extra coronal restorations
  • Choice of fixed or removable prosthesis considering implant and over dentures as options

Module 2

  • Principles of tooth preparation
  • Biological, Mechanical and Esthetic considerations of tooth preparation
  • Endodontics evaluation; vital and non-vital teeth Shade determination
  • Necessity of provisionalisation and different techniques
  • Different techniques of gingival retraction
  • Presurgical corrective procedures
  • Crown lengthening techniques
  • Soft tissue managements of various stages
  • Easy and correct impression procedures

Module 3

  • Laboratory communication
  • Importance of try-in procedures
  • Cementation of fixed prosthesis

Choice of Courses:-

  • Weekend clinical expertise courses in all specialities
  • Four month clinical practice course in multiple specialities
  • One year clinical proficiency course in general dentistry

Course Duration: The duration of the courses can be customized as per requirement of the candidates ranging from few weeks to few months

Prosthodontics : Schedule of Clinical Procedures

 

1 Types of Crown preparation with different Finish Lines Demonstration & hands-on of single unit crown preparation Patient work along with case discussion Discussion on case management
2 Crown & Bridge Procedure & Types of Bridges Demonstration & hands-on of multiple unit crown preparation Patient work along with case discussion Discussion on case management
3 Occlusion Rehabilitation Demonstration and hands-on of multiple pontic designs & occlusal consideration Pontic designs Patient work along with case discussion Discussion on case management
4 Soft tissue management & Impression making Methods of Gingival Retraction & soft tissue management Impression materials & Technique in Fixed Prostho Patient work along with case discussion
5 Post & core (Prefabricated custom made) Demonstration of different post systems Hands-on of Post & core Patient work along with case discussion Core build up materials & techniques
6 Putty index & Temporisation Patient work along with case discussion Temporary Crowns & techniques & materials used Discussion on case management
7 PFM & All Ceramic Crowns Patient work along with case discussion Discussion on case management
8 Metal Try-in for Porcelain Crowns & Bridges Metal trial : Checking of finish line margins and fit of metal coping Use of metal guage for measuring thickness Inter occlusal clearance
9 Management of tilted & rotated abutment teeth Multiple Abutment Cases : Ante's Law Case Discussion on different abutment cases Completion of Pending Clinical work of Patients
10 Management of cantilever situation Pricision attachment Patient work along with case discussion Completion of Pending Clinical work of Patients
11 Bite Registration in FPD Materials used for bite registration & techniques in FPD Completion of Pending Clinical work of Patients
12 Ceramic & Composite Veneers Tooth Preparation for Veneers Etching & use of Silane coupling Agents Completion of Pending Clinical work of Patients
13 Full mouth rehabilitation Patient work along with case discussion Completion of Pending Clinical work of Patients
14 Full Veneer & Partial Veneer Crown Tooth Preparation for PVC Placing Retentive Grooves Completion of Pending Clinical work of Patients
15 Resin Bonded Bridges & Fiber reinforced composite Maryland & Rochette Design Use of Resin Luting Cements Completion of Pending Clinical work of Patients