2 day - Complete dentures

Personalised  Complete Dentures  

Personalised Complete Dentures - A two day masterclass with 15 hours enhanced CPD

A two day limited attendance clinical and laboratory course with a live demonstration on a patient requiring replacement complete dentures made to resemble as closely as possible the original natural dentition. During the course various clinical and laboratory techniques will be demonstrated culminating in the fitting and testing of the new denture.

With a limit of 10 participants and given the time available, it will be possible to demonstrate additional clinical and laboratory procedures in line with delegates interests and requirements.

Finlay has dedicated a large part of his career to removable denture prosthetics and has worked with his in-house dental technician, Rowan Garstang, for over 20 years. Finlay regards Rowan as one of the finest removable prosthodontic technicians in the world. During this extended course they will impart their clinical and technical expertise.

Topics covered during the course will include:

Initial consultation, construction of patient’s wish-list, primary and definitive impressions, casting of impressions, transfer of information to the laboratory, face and lip support, choosing and setting of the teeth, the use of photographic records in arranging the teeth, active participation of the patient, modification and characterisation of denture teeth for increased naturalism, assessing vertical dimension, occlusal and facebow records, transferring these records safely from the clinic to the laboratory, setting up teeth in the laboratory, refining gingival contour and surface detail for natural appearance, the use of variegated internal colouring for gingival authenticity, flasking technique and remounting of the processed dentures onto articulated master casts, the suction denture technique, insertion procedures, occlusal refinement, denture hygiene instruction and aftercare, checking the initial result against the wish-list. 

The clinical and technical stages will be shown step by step, abundantly illustrated with photographs, videos, live demonstrations of techniques and detailed hand-outs.

Lectures will form part of the course and will include the use of implants to stabilise removable prostheses. There will be time to discuss difficult or interesting cases brought by participants.

This course will be of interest to dentists as well as current and prospective clinical dental technicians.

The Presenters

Finlay & Rowan work together in private specialist practice providing very high quality fixed & removable prosthodontics.

Finlay qualified as a dentist in Sheffield in 1993 and worked in General Dental Practice for 6 years. He has always had a desire to provide the best possible treatment for his patients and has continued to develop professionally through specialist training leading to; MSc in fixed and removable prosthodontics, PhD and two Specialist qualifications (MRD & FDS). He has previously been a Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow and Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the University Dental Hospital of Manchester and Liverpool University Dental Hospital.

Rowan was previously the Chief Dental Technician in Prosthodontics at the University Dental Hospital of Manchester for ten years, having started working there in 1987. He was involved in the training of dental technicians at the University of Manchester for over 15 years. Rowan and Finlay have worked together since 1999 and have, over the years, satisfied the dental needs of many people throughout the North West of England. In addition, Rowan provided all of the invaluable technical work for Finlay’s PhD.

Dr Finlay Sutton

Registered Specialist in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Endodontics and Periodontics

Mr Rowan Garstang
BSc Hons, HNC, OND Registered Dental Technician

Aims, Objectives & Anticipated Outcomes

By the end of the course the participants should have a better understanding of:
• Oral anatomy and gingival architecture.
• The optimal shape for complete dentures.
• Maximising retention, stability and support with complete dentures
including the suction denture technique.
• Planning tooth position and lip support.
• Choosing and setting up teeth for a natural cosmetic and personal
• Denture occlusion, crossbite, overbites and overjets.
• Finding the occluding vertical dimension.
• Waxing up gums to replicate natural gingival anatomy.
• Avoiding speech problems with dentures.

Course Programme

Call Adele direct on 01462 703 633, Freephone 0800 97 000 79 or email: AGent@schottlander.co.uk

*The course programme is amenable to participants’ preferences and the presenters discretion. This course is intended to be informal, flexible and interactive.

Places are limited so reserve your place(s) today.

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Contact Details

Contact Details:

Events Co-ordinator: Adele Gent
0800 9700079

Course Fee

Course Fee:

£2408.00 +VAT

Upcoming Dates

Upcoming Dates

Thursday 26th September 2024



Garstang Dental Referral Practice
Weind House
Park Hill Road
United Kingdom

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The course has been really great. I have learnt a lot over the two days and will be applying a lot to my daily dentistry. I can see how this will make my life a lot easier when making dentures.

Alice Glen - GDP

Excellent course – Finlay explains whole process of complete denture consultation, diagnosis and treatment in a great way.

Jaswinder Bardha - GDP

Finlay’s courses are a rare opportunity to learn from one of the best in the UK. Finlay in addition is one of the most approachable teachers and he is not afraid to discuss about failures. He doesn’t believe as if he is on top of the game, discouraging you by making you think you can never reach that level. Finally, although he works in a really high end dental environment, the tips and the way the course is delivered can be applied to any dental environment.

Vasilieos Gannoulis - GDP

Great course. Have a good think about what you want out of it in order to get the most out of it. From tips to improve/help NHS/standard dentures, to getting the confidence/ability to start making exceptional F/F dentures.

Alex Saunders - GDP

Really interesting course which fully lived up to expectations. Both Finlay and Rowan very approachable and friendly. Look forward to putting in to practice.

Owen Alcock - GDP

I learned more about complete dentures in this two day course than all my time at University. Completely indispensable. Met all expectations. Brilliant!

Nicholas Kyriacou - GDP

For me personally, as a CDT, the course was absolutely fantastic. A tremendous blend of clinical and technical excellence which I can take straight in to the clinic and lab.

Peter Livesey - CDT

I have attended many courses across the UK and further afield over the years. I can wholeheartedly say this is the Best educational event I have ever attended. It’s really will change my practice and has inspired me to do more. I would and will strongly recommend the course to all colleagues!

Stuart Campbell - Specialist in Prosthodontics

Incredibly honest and open about every aspect are very refreshing change! A great couple of days practical and useful, something that will make a genuine improvement and how I look after patients

Mike Heilbronn - Specialist in Prosthodontics

Eye - opening course to bespoke denture making. Denture wearers will love having their own teeth again. Well organised, concise. Good balance with practical.

Kostas Karagiannopoulos - Specialist in Prosthodontics

Great course. Incredible depth of content and Finlay’s presentation makes it very easy to understand. Totally change my outlook on complete dentures. Thanks!

Grenville Moore - Dental Practitioner

This has been an eye opening course on the provision of up very high quality dentures. Finlay and Rowans’ insights were tremendously helpful and the course was very interactive and very easy to follow. The patient demos were brilliant. I learnt a huge amount! It’s a great course!

Kamal Singh Missan - Dental Practitioner

Well planned and executed course. Plenty of opportunity to asking questions. Excellent clinical demos.

Sarah Moore - Dental Practitioner

Finlay has a passion to teach and to impart his learnings to others with no reservations! Rowan is an excellent teacher in technical skills for beyond specialist levels. It was great to learn from his techniques.

Suresh Nayar - Specialist in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics

Fin and Rowan have such an obvious passion for their work which makes learning so much easier. It’s easy to see why they have such great results - just pure love of their work. It’s rather infectious. I can’t wait to get home and implement workflow.

Carolyn Kincade - Dental Technician

Finlay and Rowan are absolute masters in the provision of dentures. There practised base course really demonstrate a genuine passion and expertise. Finley is a great educator who is very happy to share the knowledge and experience. All fantastic thanks

Richard Colebourne - Dental Practitioner