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- August 2013
While the Nesbit or unilateral/bilateral RPDs for temporary replacement of missing dentition have been around for many years, they've typically been made with nylon-based, acetal resin or wrought wire retention arms. However, little attention has been given to using tooth-colored acrylic for the clasps and pink PMM acrylic resin for the base, which renders a more esthetically appealing removable prosthesis.
Here's my technique for fabricating an all-acrylic, hi-impact, heat-cured Nesbit with tooth-shade clasps engineered to .01 retention. You can also use this technique to fabricate a multi-unit...
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- September 2011
Andrea Hegedus, Owner of Great Lakes Smile Design Studio in Muskegon, MI, received international recognition at the IDS show in Cologne, Germany in March, winning second prize for Best Digital Documentation in Candulor's 9th KunstZahnWerk (the Art of Prosthetics) Competition. Candulor has been holding this biennial competition since 2001 and this year was the first time U.S. technicians were invited to participate. Hegedus also plans to participate in the company's first-ever North American competition in 2012; see Denture Technicians: Show Off Your Skills! to the left for more details.
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