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Prof Dr Vedantham Rangarajan

Title: Complete denture fabrication – where is the evidence?

Traditional procedures or dogmas dictate clinical procedures used for fabrication of conventional complete dentures. Textbooks and undergraduate and postgraduate training have focussed on strict adherence to these procedures to obtain optimal quality for this type of rehabilitation. Today we live in an era of digitalisation, information superhighway and innovation where treatment procedures and outcomes should be based on scientific evidence to provide efficient and effective patient care. This presentation will analyse the various steps and techniques involved in complete denture fabrication to review the current evidence in literature for the same.

To analyse the scientific literature for evidence regarding routine clinical procedures used for complete denture fabrication thereby ameliorating the quality of prosthesis and patient care.


  • To assess the trends in complete denture impression materials and techniques.
  • To determine the utility of Facebow transfer in Complete Denture Prosthodontics.
  • To evaluate the methods used for recording jaw relations
  • To evaluate the occlusal schemes used in these restorations

He graduated in dentistry from the Faculty of Dentistry, Annamalai University, Chidambaram in 1988 receiving the ‘Best-outgoing student – Gold Medal’ & completed his Masters Degree in the speciality of Prosthodontics from R.Ahmed Dental College, Kolkata in 1993. 

Received the “ Diplomate in Oral Implantology“ from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, New York, for his work in this field in 2003, one of the first dentists from India to achieve this.

Completed the Fellowship & Mastership (400 hours) in TMD, Oro-facial pain & Dental sleep medicine conducted by SMILE USA & ROSEMAN UNIVERSITY, USA in 2021.

He has been a Member of Dental Council of India.

Past Secretary cum Treasurer, Indian Prosthodontic Society, from 2006 - 2018

Past President – Indian Dental Association, Madras Branch

Founder Secretary & Past President – Indian Prosthodontic Society, Tamilnadu State Branch

He is currently:
Prof & HOD Prosthodontics, Sri Venkateswara Dental College, Chennai, India, has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students since 1993.

President, Indian Prosthodontic Society in its golden jubilee year

Vice-President - Asian Academy of Prosthodontics (2022-2024)

Member, PG Board of Studies, Kerala University of Health Sciences

Section Editor (Prosthodontics) – Indian Journal of Dental research (Pubmed indexed)

Has authored the popular ‘Textbook of Prosthodontics’ published by Elsevier, along with Dr.T.V.Padmanabhan

Has been in private practice since 1993 & runs a multispecialty dental center in Chennai called ‘the iDentity’

Is an invited speaker on Prosthodontics, Implantology and TMD & Orofacial Pain at various national & international dental conventions.



 Dr Rangarajan