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Pre-Dental Students, Dental Students, Dental Technicians, Dental Assistants



The Art of Making A Denture

Pre-Dental Clinical simulation Series: Course III - Registration Opens Fall 2016

Course Description

The Pre-Dental Clinical Simulation Courses consist of a series of hands-on preclinical exercises and laboratory procedures that provide participants with a better understanding of dental school and the profession. Participants will have the opportunity to work in our newly renovated advanced simulation technology laboratory.  The Series is developed to build on the knowledge gained from previous courses and participants must enroll in the course series in a sequential manner.  

The Pre-Dental Clinical Simulation Course III will involve construction of dentures involving arrangement of denture teeth on a wax rim, using skills learned in previous courses.  Pparticipants will need to concentrate and pay attention to small details such as: the vertical dimension of both arches, complete contact with both upper and lower teeth, and contouring of denture wax-up. The objective of this course is to help achieve   fine-motor skills in order to work on dentures. Also, to create an artistic view in setting denture teeth in a timely manner.  Participants will use a step-by-step guide that will expose them to dental terminology, dental anatomy and occlusion.   Fine motor skills, attention to to details, and artistic ability are all attributes demonstrated in this course and in dentistry. 

The Series is developed to build on the knowledge gained from previous courses. These abilities are necessary for precision work. It is highly recommended that participants enroll in the course series in a sequential manner.  

Course Schedule:

Saturday and Sunday

8:30 a.m... - 9:00 a.m. - Registration 
9:00 a.m... - 6:00 p.m. - Presentation (Lunch included)

Instructor Bio:

Mark Hunt Sr., CDT

Mark Hunt Sr., has been an instructor for the Vinmar Solutions Pre-Dental Series at UCLA Dental School and Pre-Dental Societies in Northern and Southern California since 1992.  His experience in clinical dentistry techniques of over 35 years at UCLA includes managing the Teaching Laboratories and the Professional Laboratories, Bench Instructor in 101-Tooth Waxing, and assisted in numerous research projects in bio-materials.  His passion for mentoring pre-dental students is demonstrated by his involvement in establishing the expansion of the UCLA Undergrad Volunteer Program for pre-dental students, supervising the UCLA Three-Dimensional Dental Teaching Aids Department, and Founder of the UCLA Pre-Dental Club, presently known as the UCLA Pre- Dental Student Outreach Program.

Educational Objectives and Benefits:

Required Materials:

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This course is considered a  pre-requisite to the Pre-Dental Course II.


Additional Information:

      Group Discount

Contact for additional information.  Please note, discount does not apply to Dental Kit Fee

Certificate Program
Participants who complete all courses is the series are eligible for a CErtificate of Completion

Letter of Recommendation
Mr. Hunt will prepare a letter of recommendation, based on your laboratory performance, for your application to dental school.


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Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The College is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education, approved AGD/PACE program