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DL 257 - Maxillofacial Prosthesis

Credit Hours: 1

An orientation in techniques of the laboratory phases of maxillofacial prosthodontics and the solving of simple maxillofacial prosthodontic laboratory problems. Topics will include facial prostheses, maxillary obturators, overlay appliances, prosthetic pharyngeal speech aids, radiation applicators and implant prostheses. Offered in cooperation with the Erie County Medical Center. Requires permission from the department head.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • construct a silicone nose prosthesis;
  • construct a silicone ear prosthesis;
  • construct a silicone eye prostheses;
  • construct a three-part speech aid (palatal section, bar, bulb) for a cleft palate patient;
  • construct a hollow acrylic obturator; and
  • construct an acrylic shell nose.

Prerequisites: Three semesters of DL courses.
Corequisites: Fourth semester of DL courses.
Concurrent Registration: DL 258
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