Fabricating Provisional Crowns & Bridges
This course provides the participant with the knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to fabricate provisional restorations. The course consists of fabricating single unit provisional crowns from a clear plaastic crown form on prepared teeth and implant abutments, fabricating anterior and posterior provisional bridges using the direct and indirect techniques, and fabricate two three-unit acrylic provisional bridges (one from a pre-op impression and one from a vacuum-formed matrix) on prepared models. Given all necessary armamentarium, the participant will fabricate a single-unit anterior and a single-unit posterior temporary crown from a clear plastic crown form. Cementation and removal of provisional restorations are also covered.
8:30 am – noon Lecture/Hands-On
8:30 am–noon Hands-On
Dr. Thomas Leonard
Thomas developed a passion for dentistry while pursuing a degree in Integrated Biology at the University of Florida. He began his dental training at NSU’s College of Dental Medicine in 2007. He joined the Psi-Omega Professional Dental Fraternity, became a student member of the American Dental Association, and was appointed to the American Student Dental Association Board of Directors—all during his freshman year. Dr. Leonard continued to hold many leadership positions throughout his training, culminating in senior class president and vice president of the Oral Surgery Honors Society. He graduated in May 2011, obtained his Florida dental license, and joined a private practice in Sunrise, Florida. Dr. Leonard is also a clinical adjunct faculty member at NSU’s College of Dental Medicine, where he works with third-and fourth-year students while they craft treatment plans and complete comprehensive dental care on patients. He is also on the board review faculty team that prepares senior dental students for their various licensure examinations. Currently, Dr. Leonard is pursuing a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and serves our country as an officer in the Army Reserve Dental Corps.
Educational Objectives and Benefits:
- Understanding of the theoretical knowledge for fabricating provisionals
- Practical ability to fabricate provisionals.
- Must have completed “The Expanded Functions for the Dental Health Care Team” and experience taking aligante impressions
- Required to bring four-hole slow-speed handpiece to accept laboratory burrs or laboratory engine wiht handpiece
- Dental health Care Team discount (2 or more from the same office)
Please contact the Office for Professional Development, Continuing Education for more details
Advanced Continuing Education Certificate Program
This course is eligible towards the Advanced Continuing Education Certificate in Dental Health Care, please see Advanced Continuing Education Certificate for additional information.