Lectures and live demonstration on a patient by Finlay Sutton

I absolutely love providing partial dentures for my patients as they are often life changing. I will show you how to make partial dentures function like “removable bridges” and prove that they are viable alternatives to dental implant supported restorations. In addition, I will demonstrate that well designed and made partial dentures can have superior aesthetic over fixed restoration. I will share with you the techniques and methods Rowan Garstang (my dental technician) and I use to achieve predictable results with removable prosthodontics.

We provide a special form of partial denture design which is based around a solid chassis (major connector) which splints mobile teeth protecting the periodontium of the remaining natural teeth as much as possible. I will show you how I design and manage all combinations of missing teeth. As well as discussing tooth positioning and partial denture occlusion I will show you how I make accurate impressions and record the occlusion, using gothic arch tracing (in a live demonstration on a patient) enabling Rowan to make accurately fitting partial dentures.

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.

Partial Denture Course
Partial Denture Course

Aims, objectives and anticipated outcomes:

  • Making partial dentures as stable, comfortable and secure as possible
  • A good understanding of a step by step design sequence
  • Optimising the aesthetics of partial dentures
  • Making accurate impressions of the hard and soft tissues for cobalt chromium castings
  • Record occlusal relations accurately using gothic arch tracing
  • Designing partial dentures to limit periodontal damage
  • Be able to adjust partial dentures, without compromising their fit and making gaps between teeth and the denture
  • Make partial dentures fit and work like removable bridges
  • Designing dentures for future tooth failure and additions
  • Have happier patients with improved outcomes
  • Better communication between dentist, CDT and dental technician
  • Increased professional satisfaction and rekindle your enthusiasm for partial dentures


8.30 - 9.00Registration and refreshments
9.00 – 11.15Partial denture design, impression making, occlusal registration using rims and gothic arch tracing
11.15 – 11.30Refreshment break
11.30 – 13.00Patient demonstration impression making, registration and gothic arch tracing
13.00 – 14.00Lunch
14.00 – 15.00Finlay’s case presentations – delegates practice designing for each case
15.00 – 15.15Refreshment break
15.15 – 17.00Finlay’s case presentations – delegates practice designing for each case

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

There are currently no upcoming dates available for this course.



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

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