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Challenging impression scenarios in removable prosthodontics

Speaker: Dr Mike Gregory, Bristol Dental School and private practice

Tuesday 23rd January 2024 7:30pm UK time


  • To identify common problems in impression taking
  • To recognise the limitations of ‘stock’ impression trays
  • To choose appropriate impression materials for any given case
  • To recognise the shortcomings of some materials


  • Appreciate the advantages of modifying ‘stock’ trays
  • Be able to modify ‘stock’ impression trays for optimal extension
  • Recognise when special impression techniques are required

Learning Outcomes:

Be confident in taking clinically satisfactory impressions ate the first attempt.

GDC development outcome C


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Dr Mike Gregory is relatively unique in being qualified as a dental technician and a Dental Surgeon and has been teaching removable prosthetics since 1980. Since 1993 he’s been a part clinic lecturer at Bristol University Dental School. In addition, he lectures at a postgraduate level on a number of the Foundation Dental Schemes in the South West and Wales, for Health Education England and Health Education in Wales as  well as running a number of courses each year for The English Southwest Postgraduate Deanery.

He also practices part time in general practice restricted to Removable Prosthodontics.