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Prosthodontics:  Complete Denture Series Part 2: Tips on How to Correct 10 Avoidable Errors

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Abstract: The first article of this series identified the common reasons for referral for complete denture patients to secondary care. With this background, this article provides general dental practitioners (GDPs) with clinical tips to avoid the common errors whilst making complete dentures.

Clinical relevance: The use of the clinical tips may help GDPs to improve their clinical success in treating complete denture patients and, in turn, aim to avoid improper referrals to secondary care.

Author notes: Sivakumar Jayachandran, MDS, BDS, AFHEA, Clinical Specialist, Prosthodontics, Birmingham Dental Hospital and General Dental Practitioner, Barnes Hill Dental Surgery, Birmingham B29 5TX (email:, Wouter Leyssen, BDS, MJDF, MSc, Specialty Dentist Restorative Dentistry, Birmingham Dental Hospital and A Damien Walmsley, PhD, MSc, BDS, FDS RCPS, Director of Internationalization, Professor and Head of Teaching Unit of Prosthetic Dentistry, Birmingham Dental Hospital, 5 Mill Pool Way, Edgbaston, Birmingham B5 7EG, UK.

Objective: To recap the basic complete denture techniques and to provide clinical tips for GDPs to avoid making errors.


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