Department of Prosthetic Dentistry

Faculty of Dental Sciences

Faculty of Dental Sciences

University of Peradeniya

Academic Programme

The undergraduate teaching programme of Prosthetic Dentistry is two year duration and commences in the third year of the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) course. The teaching programme comprises of comprehensive series of lectures, clinical and laboratory practical sessions.

Final BDS Part I
Semester 1

  • Introduction to Prosthetic Dentistry
  • Clinical and Laboratory stages involved in removable prosthodontics
  • Anatomy denture bearing area
  • Principles of denture retention , support and stability
  • Principles of impression making
  • Principles of jaw relations /Dental articulators -
  • Complete denture prosthodontics - Impressions stage of treatment, Jaw relationship registration stage, Selection of teeth,
Semester 2
  • Complete denture prosthodontics;Occlusion and articulation, Try-in stage,
  • Denture insertion stage,Review stage
  • Laboratory stages involved in complete denture construction-
  • Denture repair and addition -Relining and rebasing
  • Removable partial denture prosthetics ; Partially dentate patients assessments, treatment planning and treatment options, Introduction to removable partial dentures - Classification and components, Cast surveying, Principles of metal casting
Final BDS Part II
Semester 1
  • Clinical protocol in removable partial denture construction
  • Removable partial dentures
  • Special impression techniques
  • Relevance of existing denture
  • Dental care for elderly people
  • Preparation of the mouth prior to complete denture construction

Semester 2
  • Designing of complete dentures -Appearance , occlusal balance, and muscle balance
  • Denture complaints
  • Transition from natural to artificial dentition
  • maxillo-facial prosthodontics – Introduction
  • Additional retentive aids in prostheses
  • implant supported prostheses - Introduction
  • Role of the Prosthodontist in integrated disciplines