Digital Complete Dentures – The Future of Removable Prosthodontics

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  • Digital Complete Dentures: The Future of Removable ProsthodonticsOct 22, 2022 - Nov 25, 20229:00 am - 12:00 pm


Digitally through the University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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October 22, 2022   9:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Removable prosthodontics is now evolving to utilize new technologies that allow digital fabrication of complete and partial dentures.  Where the classic analogue impression has been the longstanding gold standard in replicating intraoral tissues, digital scanning now enables an improved process of denture design and fabrication.

This course provides an overview of the digital workflow necessary to simplify complete denture fabrication by utilizing CAD-CAM technology to design and deliver esthetically pleasing and well-functioning dentures in fewer appointments as compared to conventional denture fabrication.

A review of classic denture fabrication processes will assist dentists in moving to digital technologies that provide greater efficiencies and enhance the quality of dentures. This course will review current principles of removable prosthesis fabrication, including how to achieve proper final impressions and jaw-relation records, and apply these principles to develop digital workflows that will enhance and improve the delivery of this treatment option.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the foundational principles in removable prosthodontics
  • Understand the application of removable prosthodontic principles to digital workflows in design and fabrication of complete dentures
  • Understand the importance of taking accurate records that include digital scanning and jaw-relation records
  • Describe the advantages and limitations of digital design and fabrication of complete dentures

Speaker (s)

Igor Pesun,  DMD, MS, FACP, FRCD(C), FICD(C), FPFA(C)

Dr. Igor Pesun is Associate Professor and the Founding Graduate Prosthodontic Program Director in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Manitoba, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry. He completed his undergraduate dental education at the University of Manitoba, and a General Practice Residency at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Canada.  He set up a general practice in Winnipeg and was a part time instructor and clinical researcher at the University of Manitoba.  He attended the Medical College of Georgia’s (Currently Augusta University) Graduate Prosthodontic Program and received a Certificate in Prosthodontics and a Masters in Oral Biology. He began his fulltime teaching career at the University of Minnesota’s School of Dentistry in the Department of Restorative Sciences, Division of Prosthodontics.  Dr. Pesun is a Board-Certified Prosthodontist in the USA and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in Prosthodontics.  He is Chief Examiner for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in Prosthodontics. Throughout his academic career he has maintained a private prosthodontic practice providing restorative, implant and esthetic dentistry.  He is active in clinical dental research and has published both scientific and clinical articles.   He was awarded the Judson C. Hickey Scientific Writing Award and is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.   He serves as a reviewer for a number of national and international dental journals textbooks and is active in many organizations.  His research focuses on clinical evaluation of the short- and long-term outcome of treatments.  He has lectured locally, nationally and internationally on clinical practice and educational methodologies.


Bundle course fee:   (must contact CPD to register)

Dentist:  $645           Dental Hygienist: $345           Dental Assistant: $245

Single course:  Dentist:   $225     Dental Hygienist:   $125       Dental Assistant:    $95

This event is available online only. You will be emailed connection information prior to the event.

Refund Policy

Registrants may receive a refund provided they give written notice no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the event. An administration fee will be retained to cover staff costs of processing refunds and other costs associated with cancellations.

The University of Manitoba reserves the right to cancel or postpone any educational program due to an insufficient number of registrations. The decision to cancel will normally be made at least fourteen (14) days prior to the program date. Each registrant will be notified by email and provided with a full refund of all registration costs. The University of Manitoba is not liable for any loss, damages or other expenses that such cancellations may cause, including, but not limited to, non-refundable airline fares, hotel penalties or lost income.

Study Credits

This course provides up to 3 hours of Continuing Dental Education (CDE) Credits.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2026. Provider ID# 214210 Subject Code 670

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