Lectures and live demonstration on a patient by Finlay Sutton

I want to share with you the techniques and methods Rowan Garstang (my dental technician) and I use to achieve predictable results with implant supported complete dentures and partial dentures. This will be a distillation of 21 years experience working together providing these restorations. We have made many mistakes and learned many lessons with these types of restorations and I want to share our solutions with you. I will present the steps involved in planning, implant positioning (not including the surgical placement of implants), attachments we use, impression making, occlusal registration, tooth positioning for optimum aesthetics and internal strengthening of the prostheses. I will also discuss my approach to consent and the importance of managing our patients’ expectations with these types of restoration.

This day is aimed at dentists, clinical dental technicians and dental technicians consisting of a live patient demonstration and lectures abundantly illustrated with step by step photographs and videos of all procedures.

2019 Booking form and brochure

2020 Booking form and brochure

Overdenture Course
Overdenture Course

Aims, objectives and anticipated outcomes:

  • How to use attachments such as Locators® in the best way
  • Making the dentures fit the implants and the supporting soft tissues properly
  • Planning the optimum position of implants
  • Optimising the aesthetics of dentures
  • Making accurate impressions for Locators® and bar supported over dentures
  • The use of metal reinforcement to strengthen the dentures
  • Have happier patients with improved outcomes
  • Better communication between dentist, CDT and dental technician


8.30 - 9.00Registration and refreshments
9.00 – 10.15Examination/diagnosis, impression making, occlusal registration using rims and gothic arch tracing
10.15 – 10.30Refreshment break
10.30 – 11.30Clinical demonstration of impression making with mobile teeth
11.30 – 13.00Tooth selection and positioning, trial insertion of prototype denture
13.00 – 14.00Lunch
14.00 – 15.00Extraction and fitting of dentures, reviewing and relining/remaking
15.00 – 15.15Refreshment break
15.15 – 17.00Finlay’s case presentations including psychological factors, problem cases

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

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Contact Details

Contact Details:

Events Co-ordinator: Claire Clark
01995 606091

Course Fee

Course Fee:

£725 per person

Upcoming Dates

Upcoming Dates

Friday 20th November 2020

Friday 20th November 2020



Garstang Dental Referral Practice,
Weind House,
Park Hill Road,

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

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Rowan Garstang, my amazing dental technician and long term colleague
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The webinars are full of practical and technical advice - which can be applied straight into clinical practice.