Prosthodontics Course

Faculty & Mentor :

Dr. Pallavi Vashisht (Prosthodontist)

Dr. Pallavi Vashisht teaches Prosthodontics & Crown and Bridge at AHEAD dental academy. She is a graduate of Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and obtained her post graduate degree from Government Dental College, Chennai.

Dr. Pallavi Vashisht has a prolific and much decorated academic record accredited with seven gold medals during her graduation and gold medal in post-graduation in the subject of Prosthodontics.

She has been thoroughly involved in delivering lectures and conducting clinical courses at AHEAD dental academy throughout the country. She has various publications to her credit on national and international level in prestigious and indexed journals and actively contributes to MCQs and explanatory answers for various books on international and national dental examinations published by AHEAD dental academy.

Dr. Abhishek Bansal (Prosthodontics)

Dr. Abhshek Bansal teaches Prosthodontics, Implantology & Maxillofacial Prosthetics at AHEAD Dental Academy.

Dr. Abhshek Bansal trains students nationwide under the banner of AHEAD Dental Academy in special techniques including Smile Design, Esthetic Dentistry & Full mouth rehabilitation.

Dr. Abhshek Bansal trains students nationwide under the banner of AHEAD Dental Academy in special techniques including Smile Design, Esthetic Dentistry & Full mouth rehabilitation. He is working also a reviewer in Pubmed index Journal (JCDR)

The aim of the Prosthodontics Clinical Course is to teach students not only the importance of replacing oral structures but to stress preservation and optimization of the supporting structures through a combined effort with the other dental specialties. Candidates are exposed to the philosophies and principles of prosthodontic treatment with fixed, removable, implant, and maxillofacial prosthodontics. Advanced and specialized methods required for care of unusual cases are discussed in the special clinics.

Examination, diagnosis principles of design concepts. PFM bridges, porcelain laminate veneers, metal-free ceramic crowns, resin-bonded bridges, crown retained by dental implant, magnetic denture, immediate denture, over denture, flexible partial dentures. Use of latest impression materials.

Module 1

Effective treatment planning, various diagnostic aids and proper decision making on edentulous and partially dentulous patients.

Offering Ceramic veneers as treatment modality.

All ceramic versus Metal ceramic crowns.

Sequencing and treatment planning.

Contemporary materials used in extra coronal restorations.

Choice of fixed or removable prosthesis considering implant and over dentures as options.

Module 2

Principles of tooth preparation

Biological, Mechanical and Esthetic considerations of tooth preparation.

Endodontics evaluation; vital and non-vital teeth Shade determination

Neccessity of provisionalisation and different techniques

Different techniques of gingival retraction

Presurgical corrective procedures

Crown lengthening techniques

Soft tissue managements of various stages

Easu and correct impression procedures

Module 3

Laboratory communication

Importance of try-in procedures

Cementation of fixed prosthesis

Choice of Courses :-

Weekend clinical expertise courses in all specialities

Four month clinical practice course in multiple specialities

One year clinical proficiency course in general dentistry

Course Duration : Customized Courses as per requirement of the candidates ranging from few weeks to few months

Prosthodontics : Schedule of Clinical Procedures

1Types of Crown preparation with different Finish LinesDemonstration & hands-on of single unit crown preparation Patient work along with case discussion Discussion on case management
2Crown & Bridge Procedure & Types of BridgesDemonstration & hands-on of multiple unit crown preparation Patient work along with case discussion Discussion on case management
3Occlusion RehabilitationDemonstration and hands-on of multiple pontic designs & occlusal consideration Pontic designs Patient work along with case discussion Discussion on case management
4Soft tissue management & Impression makingMethods of Gingival Retraction & soft tissue management Impression materials & Technique in Fixed Prostho Patient work along with case discussion
5Post & core (Prefabricated custom made)Demonstration of different post systems Hands-on of Post & core Patient work along with case discussion Core build up materials & techniques
6Putty index & TemporisationPatient work along with case discussion Temporary Crowns & techniques & materials used Discussion on case management
7PFM & All Ceramic CrownsPatient work along with case discussion Discussion on case management
8Metal Try-in for Porcelain Crowns & BridgesMetal trial : Checking of finish line margins and fit of metal coping Use of metal guage for measuring thickness Inter occlusal clearance
9Management of tilted & rotated abutment teethMultiple Abutment Cases : Ante's Law Case Discussion on different abutment cases Completion of Pending Clinical work of Patients
10Management of cantilever situation Pricision attachment Patient work along with case discussion Completion of Pending Clinical work of Patients
11Bite Registration in FPDMaterials used for bite registration & techniques in FPD Completion of Pending Clinical work of Patients
12Ceramic & Composite VeneersTooth Preparation for Veneers Etching & use of Silane coupling Agents Completion of Pending Clinical work of Patients
13Full mouth rehabilitationPatient work along with case discussion Completion of Pending Clinical work of Patients
14Full Veneer & Partial Veneer CrownTooth Preparation for PVC Placing Retentive Grooves Completion of Pending Clinical work of Patients
15Resin Bonded Bridges & Fiber reinforced composite Maryland & Rochette Design Use of Resin Luting Cements Completion of Pending Clinical work of Patients