New Denture Course Benefits both Students and Patients
The University Of Mississippi Medical Center (December 14) reported that “a new addition to a longstanding denture course” at the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry gives “students a more hands-on approach to learning the techniques of making dentures by treating a patient in the clinical setting.” Dr. David Felton, dean of the school and professor of care planning and restorative dentistry sciences, designed the program. Dr. Felton said, “We can go from the classroom to the bench lab to the chairside, and they get to learn first-hand.”
Eighteen patients participated in the new denture course’s pilot program. During the curriculum, two dental students “crafted a set of dentures” for each patient. One patient who participated in the program called the experience “incredible”. Moreover, her new dentures are “a perfect fit” said the patient. The article added that “plans are already in the works for next year’s course.”
Meanwhile, INSC Magazine (December 18) states that caring for dentures is “essential,” recommending people use a toothbrush with soft bristles to clean their dentures and cover dentures in water when not wearing them. The article also states that it is important to clean the mouth thoroughly to remove any plaque before wearing the dentures.
The Oral Health Topics on ADA.org and MouthHealthy.org provide additional information on dentures for dental professionals and patients. In addition, Efferdent Overnight Denture Cleanser and Adhesadent Denture Adhesive Cream have the ADA Seal of Acceptance.
Article from: ADA Morning Huddle
Lorin Berland, DDS