Six complete denture workshop

Aug. 5, 2005
Trubyte sponsors two-day, hands-on program dealing with concepts of anterior and posterior tooth arrangements.

Six dental professionals completed Trubyte's two-day, hands-on bench program titled "the Expanded Complete Denture Workshop," Aug. 1-2 at DENTSPLY Prosthetics' York, Pa., Education Center.

Those completing the course included Dr. Phil Showalter, Germantown, Ohio; David Jang, Hi-Tech Dental Lab, Columbus, Ohio; Lori Spraker, c/o Phillip L. Reed, LDn, Yakima, Wash.; Dr. Glen Gibson, San Diego, Calif.; Brent Foster, Sahurro Lab, Tucson, Ariz.; and Drew Young, DENTSPLY International.

Each received instruction on concepts of anterior and posterior tooth arrangements. Areas of focus included the various anterior tooth moulds and their arrangement in the arch; the various posterior tooth designs and the correct articulator settings needed to achieve bilateral balanced occlusion with Trubyte posterior teeth; and personalized anterior set-up techniques based on facial characteristics, oral landmarks and factors of denture contours which benefit the patient.

The course will be presented again Nov. 14-15.

It is part of a year-long offering of removable prosthodontic courses presenting a wide range of basic and advanced education. The courses feature two- and three-day instruction in proven, predictable techniques for tooth set-up, acrylic and monomer-free resin processing, and partial denture design, alloy casting and finishing.

Basic Procedures, Expanded Denture, Basic Partials, and Basic ECLIPSE Prosthetic are also included in the schedule, as well as new courses in Esthetic Metal-Free Partials and Advanced ECLIPSE Prosthetic.
More information on these and all training options can be viewed at

Course fees range from $225 per person for single-day training to $375 per person, depending on the class. Credit hours also vary from 8 to 24 hours, based on the hours of class room training.

The York, Pa., Educational Center is about an hour from Baltimore and less than two hours from Philadelphia. It is also within an easy drive of the Gettysburg National Battlefield, one of the largest PA Dutch/Amish populations in the country, as well as the PA state capital, antique and outlet shopping, and Harley Davidson factory attractions.