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Course Code: 
DENT 215
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Course Objectives: 
This is the second year course of the Department of Prosthodontics. In the previous year, the students were encouraged to develop their manipulative and psychomotor skills in the “Morphology, Manipulation and Prosthodontics 1” course. In the second year, this course focuses on specific aspects of Removable Partial Prosthodontics and Fixed prosthodontics, and primarily aims to teach students the laboratory procedures related with the manufacturing of partial removable dentures and fixed prosthesis. In the meantime, students are taught to make correlations with clinical procedures so that they are prepared for the prosthodontic treatments they should carry out in the subsequent year. The course has both theoretical and practical parts.
Course Content: 


To help our students acquire knowledge and skills with both theoretical and practical studies about removable partial dentures and fixed prostheses.
Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 4: Case Study 5: Practice
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Preclinical Lab Study C: Homework-Case study D: Clinical performance form E:OSCHIE

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Course Learning Outcomes


Learning Outcomes  Program



Teaching Methods  Assessment Methods 
Describe the laboratory stages of partial removable dentures, crown and bridge restorations PLO 1, PLO 9,

PLO 11, PLO14

1,2,3,5 A,B,C
Describe the anatomical landmarks related to removable dentures PLO 1, PLO 9,

PLO 11, PLO14

1,2,3,5 A,B,C
Use all systems describing teeth locations and demonstrate different clinical situations about partial dentures. PLO 1, PLO 9,

PLO 11, PLO14

1,2,3,5 A,B,C
Describe the rules of tooth arrangement PLO 1, PLO 9,

PLO 11, PLO14

1,2,3,5 A,B,C
State the components, types, indications and contraindications of all removable dentures PLO 1, PLO 9,

PLO 11, PLO14

1,2,3,5 A,B,C
Describe components of fixed partial dentures and types of marginal finish lines PLO 1, PLO 9,

PLO 11, PLO14

1,2,3,5 A,B,C
Use the appropriate instrument for tooth preparation PLO 1, PLO 9,

PLO 11, PLO14

1,2,3,5 A,B,C
Describe tooth preparation for inlay, onlay, overlay and laminate restorations PLO 1, PLO 9,

PLO 11, PLO14

1,2,3,5 A,B,C
Perform tooth preparations for crown restorations and impression taking on phantom. PLO 1, PLO 9,

PLO 11, PLO14

1,2,3,5 A,B,C
Describe investing and casting of crown and bridge restorations PLO 1, PLO 9,

PLO 11, PLO14

1,2,3,5 A,B,C
Perform metal core and porcelain modelling (waxing) for bridge (metal-fused to porcelain) restoration  PLO 1, PLO 9,

PLO 11, PLO14

1,2,3,5 A,B,C

Course Flow


COURSE CONTENT (3. semester) 
Week Topics  (theoretic)  Study Materials
1 Explanation of course syllabus and 

classification of partial edentulousness (Kennedy classification system and Applegate rules) 

recommended resources
2 Studying about classification of various partially edentulous cases recommended resources
3 Structural components of acrylic partial dentures, construction of acrylic individual trays, baseplates and preparation of wax rims recommended resources
4 General considerations about structural components of metallic framework of removable partial dentures  recommended resources
5 Major connectors (for the upper jaw)  recommended resources
6 Major connectors  (for the lower jaw) and minor connectors  recommended resources
7 General properties of clasps recommended resources
8 Clasp types  recommended resources
9 Rests recommended resources
10 Indirect retainers, retention frames, baseplate  recommended resources
11 Mouth preparation for partial dentures  recommended resources
12 Surveyor and surveying of the casts recommended resources
13 Differences between free-ended partially edentulous arches and tooth-ended partially edentulous arches, keypoints in Kennedy I cases recommended resources
14 General considerations about RPD recommended resources










COURSE CONTENT ( 3. semester)
Week Topics (practical) Study Materials
1 Introduction of equipment for fabricating removable partial dentures  
2 Fabricating of individual acrylic trays for partially edentulous jaws  
3 Bending clasps  
4 Bending clasps  
5 Fabricating of acrylic baseplates for partially edentulous jaws   
6 Preparation of occlusion rims for removable partial dentures  
7 Mounting casts on the articulator  
8 Mounting casts on the articulator  
9 Setting the artificial teeth   
10 Setting the artificial teeth   
11 Setting the artificial teeth and waxing  
12 Flasking, delivery of acrylic, polymerization,  finishing and polishing (demo)  
13 Studying about planning of metal framework design for removable partial dentures   
14 Surveying, preparation of rest seats on the cast  

Recommended Sources


  1. Hand-outs 
  2. Prosthodontic Clinical Manual 
  3. Senih Çalıkkocaoğlu, Pınar Kursoglu, Nuray Çapa. Parsiyel protezlerin laboratuvar işlemleri, 2005 
  4. Senih Çalıkkocaoğlu. Bölümlü protezler, 1996 
  5. İdil Dikbaş, Temel Köksal (Turkish editors). Bir Bakışta Protez, 2015. Original: Prosthodontics at a Glance, Irfan Ahmad. Wiley-Blackwell.
  6. Pınar Kursoğlu (Turkish editor). Hareketli Bölümlü Protezler, 2011. Original: Nicholas J A Jepson, Quintessence. 
  7. McCracken, William L. McCracken's Removable partial prosthodontics, 1985
  8. Shillinburg, Herbert T. Fundamentals of Fixed Prosthodontics, 1997
  9. Grant, Alan A. Removable denture prosthodontics, 1992 
  10. Kratochvil, F. James. Partial removable prosthodontics, 1988
  11. McLean, John W. The science and art of dental ceramics, 1980

Material Sharing


Documents Contemporary literature
Assignments Manual practices as homework
Exams 3 Theoretical and practical exams



Mid-terms:  2 x (theoretical + practical) 2 50%
Final: 1 x (theoretical + practical) 1 50%
Total   100%


Course’s Contribution to Program


No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5  
1 Adopting a lifelong learning concept, making necessary planning and practice for continuous professional development.   X        
2 Planning and managing teamwork in the practice, taking into consideration patient safety and clinical risk management            
3 Applying ethical principles in all patients and using ethical decision making principles in solving ethical issues.            
4 Maintenance of an effective communication with the dental staff and patients.            
5 Taking care of the privacy of patient information and keeping and maintaining patient records thoroughly            
6 Using the necessary anamnesis, examination and auxiliary diagnostic methods for the diagnosis of oral and dental diseases and interpreting the relationship between the general health status of the patient and planning of dental treatments.            
7 Making a comprehensive treatment planning that includes all preventive measures by taking the protection and maintenance of health as a priority in all dental practices.            
8 Planning alternative treatment options and make a collaborative decision with the patient about final treatment planning by informing about the advantages and disadvantages of the plans.            
9 Integrating basic medical sciences in clinical sciences and using this information in all procedures of the patient.         X  
10 Making a treatment planning by taking oral health risks  of the patient into consideration and referring to a specialist in cases beyond one’s area of expertise            
11 Performing first step health services of the patient with maximum psychomotor skills and using the principles of evidence based dentistry.                          X      
12 Establishing communication with pediatric patients considering the stages of mental development and provision of behavioral management.            
13 Planning, execution and evaluation of community based programs focused on special groups.            
14 Making necessary suggestions in reorganization and areas of national health policies. X          
15 Following international literature, evaluating publications critically and integration of research results and evidence based dentistry during practice.            





Activities Quantity Duration
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 28 x Total course hours) 28 6 168
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 28 1 28
Mid-terms 4 2 8
Homework 28 2 56
Final examination 2 4 8
Total Work Load     268
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     10,72
ECTS Credit of the Course     11