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World of Difference Video Series


A World of Difference Programs

Schottlander have produced three films to inspire and inform the Clinician, Technician and Patient. These films show the work and teaching of Dr John Besford and Mrs Ruth Bourke who also advised on the development of the Enigma Cosmetic Denture System. These programs are intended to give you a better understanding of the underlying principles of prosthetics, and to inspire you to create the most natural looking dentures.

The Preview Program

This program contains a synopsis of the entire 'A World of Difference' series, giving you a solid understanding of the quality of these programs.

 

The Patients Program

This programme gives patients a better understanding of the stages involved
in making dentures including many that they would never normally see.
Through other patients sharing their own experiences on screen they are led
to see the vital role they themselves must play in order for the Clinician to
provide them with dentures that function better and look more natural.
The patients progam is 15 minutes long.

A World of Difference Patients Programme Part 1 of 2:

A World of Difference Patients Programme Part 2 of 2:

 

The Clinicians Programs - Parts 1, 2 & 3

By the end of the programs the participants should better understand:

  • the underlying principles of prosthetics
  • how, by involving the patient, the clinical outcome can be improved
  • how to assess the front tooth position
  • how to improve their understanding of impression taking including primary, the French impression, the upper working impression and the lower primary impression
  • how to better optimize the border seal
  • when & how to use magnetic attachments
  • how to improve their knowledge of record rims, measuring the vertical dimension of the face and checking speech
  • the purpose of the gothic arch technique and how to apply it
  • how to check the anterior set up
  • how to take the retruded (centric) jaw relationship
  • how to take a face bow record
  • how to choose teeth and gingival coloration
  • how to use the follow-up visits to improve patient satisfaction

Running Time: Approx

Part 1: 30 minutes, Part 2: 23 minutes, Part 3: 25 minutes
Available on VHS & DVD

The Technicians Programs - Part 1 & 2

By the end of the programs the participants should better understand:

  • how to use patient photographs or casts taken from a relative to choose the correct width and shape of tooth
  • the underlying principles of prosthetics in the dental laboratory
  • how to set-up the anterior teeth
  • how to set-up the posterior teeth
  • the different techniques for waxing in natural features including 'S' curves and the rugae and creating more natural surface effects
  • the flasking of the denture and in-flask correction
  • the principles of natural gingival colouring and how to reproduce it in the denture
  • how to de-flask the denture so that the natural effects that have been created are not lost in doing so.

Running Time: Approx

Part 1: 20 minutes, Part 2: 20 minutes
Available on VHS & DVD

A World of Difference Box Set

This DVD offers the collection of 'A World of Difference', the work & teaching of Dr John Besford and Mrs. Ruth Bourke who also advised in the development of the Enigma Denture System. These programs are intended to give you a better understanding of the underlying principles of prosthetics. Inspiring you to create the most natural looking dentures. This DVD contains the Clinicians Program Parts 1-3 and the Technicians Programs Parts 1 & 2.

Running Time: Approx

118 minutes
Available on DVD