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DENT 344


(4 credit hours: 1 theory, 3 practical)
Jordan University of Science and Technology
Faculty of Dentistry
Department of Prosthodontics
Second Semester
Course Syllabus

Course Information
                            Removable Prosthodontics – II (Removable Partial
Course Title
Course Code                 Dent 344
Prerequisites               N-A
Course Website              REMOVABLE PROSTHODONTICS (2) (1)
Instructor                  Dr. Esam Alem
                            Second Floor, Dental Teaching Clinics (10G), JUST
Office Location
Office Phone                23944
Office Hours                N-A
Teaching Assistant(s)

Course Description
This pre-clinical course will introduce the students to theoretical background of
managing partially edentulous patients and the laboratory steps for removable
partial denture production. It will also introduce the students to the classification of
edentulous ridges and partial denture types and designs. It also provides hand on
training on the various steps involved in the fabrication of removable partial

Text Book
Title                       Stewart's Clinical Removable Partial Prosthodontics
                            Rodney D. Phoenix, David R. Cagna, Charles F.
Publisher                   Quintessence Publishing Co Inc
Year                        2008
Edition                     4th edition
Book Website                N-A
                            Required Text Book
                            Removable Partial Denture Design - Outline Syllabus
                            Arthur J. Krol, Theodore E. Jacobson, Frederick C.
References                  Indent
                            1999 / Fifth
                            McCracken’s Removable Partial Prosthodontics
                            Alan B. Carr, Glen P. McGivney, David T. Brown
                         Elsevier Mosby
                         2005 / Eleventh (New edition: June, 2010 – Twelfth
                         Removable Prosthodontics Techniques -
                         Dental Laboratory Technology Manuals
                         John B. Sowter (Editor: Roger E. Barton)
                         The University of North Carolina Press
                         1986 / Second (Revised)
                         Additional References
                         (1) J.U.S.T. Removable Partial Denture Manual,
                         (2) Lecture Handouts

Assessment Policy
                         Contin. assessment points:100 points

                         - Practical work            = 80 points
                         - Unannounced quizzes + assignments
                                                     = 20 points
Assessment Type
                         Contin. assess grade: 15% weight =

                         Continuous assessment points:100 points
                         divided by (6.67)
Midterm First Exam       Midterm Theory/Pract Exam = 25%
Second Exam              N-A
                         Final Practical Lab Exam = 15 %
                         (lab examination)
Final Exam               Final Theory &
                         Practical “Spot”Exam     = 45 %
                         (online examination)
Assignments              N-A
Attendance               N-A
Participation            N-A

Course Objectives                                                Weights
         The theoretical course provides the platform of
          basic knowledge of dental procedures and
          stepwise     methodologies      leading    to    the
          construction of a successful partial denture
         Relevance and evidence of each methodology is
          introduced along with alternative current practices.
         The lab provides hands-on training to develop
          basic skills of laboratory procedures which are
          incorporated in the denture design.
         The hands-on experience produces various
          outcomes related to students’ limited abilities.
          These faulty procedures are used as an education
          tool to construct critical assessment skills and
          relate them to clinical complaints and patient
          Students are introduced to the e-Learning course
           which follows the progress of student and allows
           for a customised learning path based on students’
          e-Learning based quizzes and assignments will
           help introduce students to the clinical situations by
           simulations designed to be used as self learning

Teaching & Learning Methods
       Class lectures, handouts and presentations are designed to achieve
           the course objectives
          Laboratory sessions are essential part of the course
          Demonstrations performed by the teaching assistant are main
           component of the teaching methods
          E-learning program will be activated concurrently with presented
           courses to provide activities and template questions to increase
           proficiency of students in relevant subjects.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be
able to
Related Objective(s)                                   Reference
                     Understand the consequences of
                     edentulousness and treatment
                     options to rehabilitate them
                     Be familiar with the RPD
                     terminology and components
                     Understand the classification of
                     edentulous arches
                     Understand the different major
                     connectors for maxillary and
                     mandibular arches
                     Know the functions, form and
                     location of minor connectors
                     Know the shape and form of
                     occlusal, incisal and cingulum
                     Understand the different types of
                     direct retainers
                     Understand the basic principles
                     of clasp design
                     Know the different functions
                     and forms of indirect retainers
                        Understand the basic principle
                        of RPD design
                        Understand the basic procedure
                        of cast surveying
                   Know the necessary tooth
                   preparation     procedures     for
                   Understand       the    difference
                   between tooth supported and
                   tooth-tissue supported RPD
                   Be familiar with the principles
                   and theories of impression for
                   partial dentures
                   Know the different materials
                   that can be used to fabricate
                   Know       the     denture    base
                   considerations for RPD
                   Know all the clinical steps
                   involved in the management of a
                   partially dentate patient with a
                   Be familiar with the principles
                   and techniques of mouth
                   preparations for partial dentures

                   Understand all the different
                   laboratory procedures and steps
                   involved in the fabrication of
                   Perform all the laboratory
                   procedures and steps involved in
                   the fabrication of transitional
                   Wire       bending,      baseplate
                   fabrication, setting of teeth,
                   waxing, flasking and acrylic
                   Perform       or      watch      a
                   demonstration on all the
                   laboratory procedures and steps
                   involved in the fabrication of a
                   definitive RPD:
                   Drawing, surveying, blocking
                   out of undercuts, duplication,
                   hardening, waxing, casting,
                   divesting,      finishing     and
                   polishing of metal frameworks,.
                   Write      a     correct     work
                   authorization for the dental

Useful Resources
Clinical Dental Prosthetics, lecture handouts, laboratory training and notes

Course Content
                                                                     Chapter in
Week        Topics                                                   text
            Introduction to removable partial denture (RPD)                1
1           course &
            Treatment options for partially edentulous patients
2           Classification of partially edentulous arches                       1
3           Provisional RPDs                                                   19
            Components of metal framework RPDs &                                7
            Introduction to surveying
5           Major and minor connectors                                         2
6           Rests and rest seats                                               2
7           Direct retainers, bracing and reciprocation                        3
8           Biomechanics of RPDs & Indirect retention                         3, 4
            Midterm Theory Examination
            Surveying                                                          7
            Basic principles of RPD design                                     7
            Mouth preparation for RPDs                                         10
            Fitting the metal frameworks &                                12, 13
            The altered cast technique
14          Laboratory procedures overview                                     11

15          RPD materials and denture bases                                    3

16          Final Examinations

Laboratory Calendar
Wk   Dates              Clin   Lab     Procedure                                     Notes
1    27,29/09/2009                     - Lab orientation
     and 1/10/2009                     - Group assignments
                                       - Overview of practical procedures in
                                       complete denture fabrication
2    04 , 06 and        1              - Primary impression (demo)
     08/10/2009                1       - Pour primary cast (demo)
3    11 , 13 and               1       - Fabrication of U + L custom trays           Grade
     15/10/2009                                                                      /10
4    18 , 20 and        2              - Border moulding                             Grade
     22/10/2009                        - Final (secondary) impression                /2.5
                               2       - Boxing final impression (demo)              Grade
                                       - Pouring final (secondary) cast              /2.5
5    25 , 27 and               2       - Fabrication of U + L record blocks          Grade
     29/10/2009                        - (Base plates)                               /10
6    01 , 03 and              2     - Fabrication of U + L record blocks   Grade
     05/11/2009                     - (Attachment of occlusal rims)        /10
7    08 ,10 and       3             - Jaw relationship records (demo)
     12/11/2009                     - Mounting U + L record blocks and
                              3     secondary casts on articulator         Grade
8    15 , 17 and              3     - Setting of anterior teeth
9    22 , 24, and             3     - Setting of posterior teeth
     26/11/2009                     - Waxing of soft tissue contours
                      4             - Wax try-in (demo)
10   29/11/2009 &                   Eid Al-Adha                            Holiday
10   03/12/2009                     - Setting of posterior teeth
                                    - Waxing of soft tissue contours       Grade
                      4             - Wax try-in (demo)                    /20
11   06 , 08 and              4     Denture processing (group):
     10/12/2009                     Flasking, Dewaxing, Packing, Curing,
12   13 , 15 and              4     Denture processing (group):
     17/12/2009                     Flasking, Dewaxing, Packing, Curing,
13   20 , 22 and              4     Finishing and polishing                Grade
     24/12/2009                                                            /10
14   27 , 29 and      5             Denture insertion (demo)
     31/12/2009                     Review
15                                  Specific practical exam dates
                                    announced later
Additional Notes
Laboratory                  Benches must be kept clean. Each student’s work area
regulations                  will be assessed at the end of each lab and students
                             with untidy benches will loose marks.
                        Only lab materials and instruments are allowed on
                             bench tops. All personal items, coats and bags are to
                             placed under benches or on window benches.
                        A clean and tidy laboratory white coat must be worn and
                             buttoned every session.
                        Name badge must be worn during every laboratory
                        No loose or dangerous jewelry, chains, bracelets, etc.
                        Protective masks and glasses worn according to
                             instructor’s instructions.
                        Long hair must be kept tied back safely.
                        No food or drink of any kind is allowed in the laboratory.
                             (Keep in bags or lockers).
                        Mobile phones are not permitted. (Kept silent/turned off
                             in bags or lockers).
                        Radios/portable audio player-earphones are not
                        Students are responsible for the equipment they are
                             assigned and will be required to replace lost/damaged
Laboratory          This list will be checked during the introductory laboratory
armamentarium     session.
                  Please write/carve your name/university ID on your

                        Wax knife (long)
                        Le Cron wax carver
                        Loop-forming pliers*
                        Wire cutter*
                        Rubber bowl (large)
                        Plaster spatula
                        Plaster Knife
                        Surgical scalpel handle*
                        Hot plate (paint scraper – approx.10 cm wide)
                        Gas lighter/ matches
                        Brush flame / micro torch (optional)
                        Fine/Ultra fine point permanent marker (blue/black)*
                        Color Pencils*
                        Pencil / pencil sharpener
                        Protective glasses
                        Ruler (10 cm)
                        Tooth brush (old)
                        Acrylic burs: Large pear-shaped, thin fissured, medium
                       Sandpaper mandrel
                  * (These instruments were not required in the First
Professionalism         Professions tend to be autonomous and self-sufficient
                         which means having a high degree of control of own
                         affairs while having freedom to exercise professional
                        As it is a trait, which can be easily enhanced, it is thus
                         subject to self-interest and a continuous process of
                         critical evaluation of ethics and procedure/
                        As the students have been part of the university for some
                         considerable time, they would be familiar with general
                         principles about its beliefs on matters such as quality
                         studentship within this environment/ We thus expect our
                         students to develop their professionalism even further
                         together with a high Morality/ Dentistry is a profession
                         based on such Ethical codes/
                        Gross violations of these formal codes are governed by
                         University laws, which delineate the procedures to
                         determine whether a violation of the code of ethics
                         occurred and, if so, what remedies should be imposed/
                        This does not mean the list is complete/ We encourage
                         students to abide with the more sensitive approach to
                         this by allowing the practice of a high Morality (or
                         proper behavior), which defines right and wrong by the
                         society, philosophy, religion, and individual conscience/
                        Students and their instructors often make ethical choices
                         reflexively/ But ethically sensitive situations, where
                    time, emotions and marks are pressured, it becomes all
                    too easy to be blind-sided by temptation/ The best
                    antidote to ethical lapses is to commit in advance to a set
                    of ethical principles - your personal ethical code that
                    follows or grows to it/
                   Any difficulty or concern during the course should be
                    passed directly to the course coordinator
     Labwork       The working models should be marked with the students
                    name and university number
                   Student ID labels are confirmed by assigned lab
                   The Lab work should be finished during the lab sessions,
                    not allowed to finish your work at home
                   Completed work is handed in the assigned area in the lab
                   Marks are returned within one week of the assignment
                   Undelivered work will not be marked
                   All the instruments you need should be brought as soon
                    as possible/ A list of that will be provided/
                   You should leave your worktop as clean as possible –
                    Marks are counted towards continuous assessment
                   Each student should set at the designated area/ The
                    names will be mounted on each bench
                   Cooperation and professionalism in the lab time are very
                    helpful and encouraged to facilitate your progress in the
Makeup Exams       It is applicable when an acceptable and valid excuse is
                    presented at the applicable time
    Drop Date      N/A
     Cheating      It is unethical and illegal by any means
                   JUST regulations will be applicable
                   The work should be your own, otherwise it will
                    scored zero
   Attendance      It is mandatory for all lectures and laboratory sessions
                   Every students will be allocated to seat according to
                    group assignments in the lab
                   Attendance is encouraged at all times on time

 Absenteeism       To receive course credit, a student should attend a
                    minimum of 90% of the contact hours of the class;
                    meaning losing only one and a half lecture/
                    THE FIRST TIME - NOT FROM WHEN THE
                   Students who are absent for the lecture must contact the
                    course coordinator prior to the class/
                   If absent from lectures, then the course coordinator will
                    refer to related guidelines set by the university/
                       Any student who is absent on a test day, will have to
                        demonstrate an acceptable medical or social statement
                        explaining the illness or personal crisis as instructed by
                        their faculty/
                       Individual     instructors   may     accommodate        by
                        arrangements for a make-up test only when a written
                        request is sent to and approved by the Dean/

   Students with       Any student who feels that s/he may need
   Special needs        accommodation for any type of disability is encouraged
                        to contact the course coordinator who will be happy to
                        help in any way/
                       Accommodations to the course plan can be tailored to
                        the needs of specific individuals after consultations with
                        the dean/
  Graded Exams         MCQs will be computer based and the answers will be
                        discussed in the class/ Written answers will take short-
                        essay, definition, enumeration and matching questions/
    Participation      All students are highly encouraged to participate in the
                        classes and laboratory session
                       Quizzes and brain storming will be essential part of the
       Individual      The course coordinator is always available to talk with
conferencing and        the student when problems arise/
    consultations      If you have any problems that require the attention of an
                        instructor, do not wait until the problem is
                       If a student must talk with the course coordinator after
                        office hours, an appointment can be made for that time/
                       Do not allow tension to build-up to unsolvable
Course changes         Information contained in this course outline is correct at
                        the time of publication/
                       Content of the courses is revised on an ongoing basis to
                        ensure relevance to changing educational, employment
                       The course coordinator reserves the right to add or delete
                        material from courses and will endeavor to provide
                        notice of changes to students as soon as possible/
                       The timetable may also be revised accommodating to
                        holidays and unexpected off days/

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