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It is widely known within the Dental profession that inaccuracies occur during the manufacture of a denture. These inaccuracies are due to the chemical reaction that occurs during polymerisation of the denture base resin. Linear and volumetric shrinkage results causing the denture not to conform accurately to the underlying tissues in the oral cavity. This creates trauma to the oral mucosa often resulting in discomfort, pain, poor phonetics and a limited ability to masticate food effectively.

This study evaluated selected literature to identify possible solutions to the problem of polymerisation shrinkage. The stages in denture construction were identified and materials and techniques reviewed.

This course is worth 2 CPD hours.

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New Zealand Institute of Dental Technologists $115.00
Non-members $138.00

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