“Removable Prosthodontic Materials & Techniques: Digital vs Conventional Approaches”


Dr. Nels Ewoldsen

Friday, June 5, 2020 – Sunday, June 7, 2020

Dr. Nels Ewoldsen, graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry, earned his DDS in 1978 and MSD in 1994 (dental materials & prosthodontics).

His career includes 25 years solo private practice, 5 years fulltime dental educator, (UNMC College of Dentistry) and 10 years in product development & clinical research (GC Corporation & Dentsply Prosthodontics).

He has published more than 30 reviewed manuscripts, contributed to 2 textbooks and presents nationally and internationally. Throughout much of his career he taught part-time (IUSD) and has participated in more dental mission trips than he can accurately recall.

Dr. Ewoldsen owns and operates Conservative Dental Solutions, Waveland, IN focusing on value-based, patient-centered, evidence supported, real world dentistry.

“Removable Prosthodontic Materials & Techniques: Digital vs Conventional Approaches”

Friday, June 5, 2020
(8 hrs of AGD Removable Lecture Credit)

Presenter: Nels Ewoldsen DDS, MSD

More than a decade ago proof-of-concept digital denture reports highlighted a shortened clinical sequence with reduced technician involvement and quality improvements.

Where are we now and what have we learned about digital technology and complete dentures? Which technologies and materials are applicable to removable partial dentures?

Honoring traditional prosthodontic principles as well as scope of practice regulations, this course reveals unique, uncomplicated treatments for patients with or without dental implants. From three appointment complete dentures to partial dentures (analog and/or digital), this presentation features shortened clinical sequences, details responsibilities of a chairside denture technician and demystifies digital (CAD/CAM) as well as analog (traditional lab-fabricated) removable prostheses.

By attending this lecture you will learn:
• tissue conditioning techniques and simplifying replacement denture fabrication
• single appointment denture impressioning techniques
• predictable 3-appointment denture sequences
• simplified approaches to esthetic preview tooth arrangement, lab communication
• which CAD/CAM technologies add value, which don’t
• which CAD/CAM materials and techniques improve partial dentures
• how denture template techniques facilitate implant treatment planning
• advantages/disadvantages: chairside component pick-up vs indirect processing
• maintenance tips and techniques for implant retained dentures


Saturday & Sunday | June 6 & 7, 2020

If you attend the entire 3-day weekend, you will receive 24 hours AGD participation Removable credit. 24 additional hours of participation credit may be earned by presenting a clinical homework assignment after the course and presenting in October of 2020. There is an additional fee.

“Distinguish Your Practice Using “Know-How, Show-How” Removable Prosthodontic Skills”

Faculty: Nels Ewoldsen DDS, MSD; Terry Johnson. CDT (Dental Designs Laboratory), Kristi Neff, CDT (Dentsply Sirona), Terrence Hill, CDT (Dentsply Sirona), Savannah Burgess, CDA (chairside denture technician, Conservative Dental Solutions)

Hands-on learning:
In addition to demonstrating a live-patient, 3-appointment complete denture participants will experience/learn:
• to duplicate a complete denture and use duplicated denture data
• expedited denture impressioning techniques
• techniques for communicating denture tooth form and position
• techniques for combining esthetic preview with maxillo-mandibular relation records
• posterior palatal seal placement and simplified record base construction
• Craddoch Mounting technique in lieu of facebow transfer
• phonetic verification techniques confirming tooth position and OVD
• when a clinical remount is required, how to quickly complete a clinical remount
• options for additive and subtractive partial denture frameworks
• in-office repair and reline materials & techniques
• denture retrofitting following implant placement
• to fabricate a custom incisal guide table to improve ‘averaging’ articulators

This course is co-hosted by Dental Designs Laboratory and is co-sponsored by Dentsply-Sirona Prosthetics.

Participants should bring loupes/eye protection, lab coat, Hanau Alcohol Torch, favorite denture waxing instruments

When / Where:

Lecture course will be held at
The Cornhusker Marriott
333 S. 13th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508, 402.474.7474

Friday, June 5, 2020

7:15 a.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Registration/Breakfast
7:45 a.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course Begins
11:45 – 1:15 p.m.. . . . . . . .Extended Lunch Hour (A chance to visit the exhibitors)
1:15 p.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course resumes
5:15 p.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course adjourns
** Breakfast, Coffee breaks and lunch will be provided

Hands on courses will be held at Dental Designs Education Center, 3580 Union Drive, Lincoln, NE

Saturday, June 6, 2019 • 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 7, 2019 • 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Limited Space Available.

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Please Mail Your Payment to: NAGD, 2244 Stockwell Street Lincoln, NE 68502 (made payable to the NAGD).

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Your registration can not be processed until payment is received. An email confirmation will be sent once we receive payment and registration is processed.

PLEASE NOTE: A $40 processing fee will be applied to all persons requesting a refund (lecture only) or $100 processing fee will be applied to all person requesting a refund (3 days) before May 11th.

Questions? Contact the NAGD Office at 402.438.2321 or email julieberger50@gmail.com

Course Fees

AGD Dentists: $350
Friday Lecture Only (Register by April 1st, 2020 and receive a $50 member only discount)
Non-AGD Dentist:  $600
Friday Lecture Only
AGD Dentists:   $1,950
Entire 3 day Event (Register by April 1st, 2019 and receive a $200 member only discount) Includes materials, meals and handouts. Lodging not included.
Non-AGD Dentist:  $2,600
Entire 3 day Event Includes materials, meals and handouts. Lodging not included.
Staff Member/Assistants/Hygienists:  $100
Friday Lecture Only
Dental Students: $35
Friday Lecture Only
Lab Techs: $175
Friday Lecture Only

Important Notes:

  • Due to the popularity of this course, we encourage you to register early and take advantage of the member discounts. Space is limited!!!
  • Register by May 14th to avoid a $45 late fee!
  • A block of sleeping rooms have been reserved at The Cornhusker Marriott Hotel for $106 until 5/25/20.
    To make reservations, call 402-474-7474.

The AGD-Nebraska is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2018 to 12/31/2021. Provider ID# 219313