Getting to Grips with Dentures with Mr Carl Fenwick

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The complexity and challenge of providing dentures which are truly successful is, in my opinion, grossly underestimated.

Training, time restraints, communication issues and many other factors can contribute to dentures becoming stressful, problematic, costly and unsuccessful, which can go on to have a devastating effect on a patients quality of life for many years.

Carl will share his most relevant experience, training and knowledge relating to the key areas which will help you become more confident and deliver better dentures for your patients.

Presentation Aims & Objectives


This lecture will focus on ensuring the basics are correct when providing dentures. It aims to provide delegates with valuable tips, tricks and proven solutions which can be applied to everyday practice in order to improve your success and consistency with your denture patients. It will prove useful for those in both NHS and Private practice, you will be able to liaise with your laboratory of choice, give the correct information and understand the importance of teamwork in order to achieve consistently successful results.


Delegates will be able to understand the importance of

• Patient assessment and primary impression taking to ensure all relevant anatomy is recorded• Using the correct patient specific custom impression tray design
• Accurately and consistently recording the jaw registration correctly
• Confirming that OVD and centric relation are correct before going to Try-in

• Using photography to predictably achieve the aesthetics you require
• How incorrect tooth choice & position affects stability, phonetics, function and aesthetics
• Processing correctly and the consequences of not paying close attention to the final stages• Carrying out checks and adjustments when fitting dentures
• Understanding how to address post fitting problems which present at review appointments

This Lecture is suitable for Dentists, Clinical Dental Technicians and Dental Technicians.

Mr Carl Fenwick

Starting his career in Dental Technology in 1987, Carl Fenwick qualified as a Dental Technician in 1993 while studying at Newcastle College.
After successfully running his own laboratory for nearly 20 years, he went on to graduate in Clinical Dental Technology (RCS Eng) in 2011.

He is an instructor for Ivoclar Vivadents Bio-functional Prosthetics System (B.P.S) teaching both Clinical & Technical aspects and provides hands on courses & training worldwide.

As an International Key Opinion Leader in Removable Prosthetics for Ivoclar Vivadent HQ, Schaan, he delivers both Removable and Digital prosthetics training and education to fellow dental professionals around the world including Japan, America, Canada and most recently in France.

Building on the BPS system, Carl has also completed 5 years of intensive training and mentorship in Japan, under the direct supervision of Dr Jiro Abe and his team to achieve status as an International Dr Abe Clinical and Technical S.E.M.C.D master instructor.

He is the Clinical Dental Technicians representative for the International Digital Dental Academy (IDDA) and a board member of the British Association of Clinical Dental Technology (BACDT). His priority is focusing on promoting team work, further education, personal development and advancing the quality of patient care provided by Clinical Dental Technician professionals in the UK.

Carl is an official member of the Dental Technicians Guild (DTG) and is committed to working together with fellow dental professionals to promote the importance of team work, high quality restorations and the sharing of our knowledge to improve patient treatment and care.

Today, as well as his role with Ivoclar Vivadent, he works in private practice with Dentists, Clinical Dental Technicians and Dental Technicians to provide high quality dentures and implant restorations.

Event info
Category : Past Events
Date: : 2 September 2019th
Venue: : Pollokshields Burgh Hall, Glasgow