Aims of the Course

The aim of this course is to provide the dental team with the skills and protocols in order to offer implant – supported dentures to their patients.

Outcomes & Objectives

– Full arch implant restorations from a clinician and laboratory perspective.

– Evaluate available final restorative solutions

– Definitive prosthesis; options and designing for a long-term success

– Prostheses design/biomechanics/cantilever/ occlusion/shortened dental arch

– Show the process of conversion of a complete denture to a fixed, immediately loaded transitional prosthesis

– Final restoration – Impression taking, verification jig, implant models, wax setup and try in, fabrication of metal substructure, processing and delivery of final restoration


Dr Romeo Paculanan has graduated from Centro Escolar University, School of Dentistry in Manila, the Philippines with the degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine in 1988. He practised general dentistry in Manila before immigrating to Canada in 1996. After working as a dental technician for several years in Toronto, Dr Paculanan returned to school to complete a Master’s Certificate in Advanced Prosthodontics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2008.

Dr Paculanan taught as a clinical lecturer at the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry, and is currently faculty in the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry. Dr Paculanan is course director of the third year Undergraduate Prosthodontic Course and is also the Director of IDAPP (International Dentists Advance Placement Program) Prosthodontics.


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