Adhesive bridge preparation techniques
Hands-on Courses
11 Dec 2021, 09:00 - 18:00 CAPP Training Institute | Dubai | UAE Area of interest: General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Restorative Dentistry


Face-to-Face Training | CAPP Training Institute Dubai (full day)

Course Objectives

 By the time the delegates have completed this course will...:

  • Critique failures in Maryland bridge design
  • Evaluate the criteria determining the type of Maryland bridge prescribed
  • Describe the applications for: single cantilever, fixed-moveable, and fixed-fixed designs
  • Incorporate design features to resist  forces: lingually, occlusally and coronally
  • Produce preparations showing gingival finish lines of the correct depth and position
  • Demonstrate guide planes to increase the wing height and give retention/resistance  form
  • Present proximal grooves parallel to the tooth long axis and having mesial and distal walls
  • Confine the  lingual groove within  the gingival and occlusal finish lines 
  • Respect the preservation of the grooves‘ lingual walls when placing rest seats
  • Confirm fixed-fixed bridge design features show a common line of a draw on all abutments

Course Aim

 Attending this course will help delegates...:

  • Recognise the causes of Maryland bridge failure
  • Determine the features which are ideal in Maryland bridge design
  • Understand the forces which can displace the bridge
  • Describe how the design features resist the displacing forces 
  • Appreciate why we must maintain enamel in the preparation
  • Realise the objective of the proximal guide  plane
  • Predict the consequences of not temporizing  the preparation
  • Discuss the options available for creating space for the bridge
  • Identify the determinants for placement of the occlusal finish line in maxillary bridges

Course Topics

  • ¾ crowns
  • Single cantilever
  • Fixed-moveable
  • Tooth mobility
  • Fixed-fixed
  • Proximal extension
  • Grooves
  • Guide planes
  • Rest seats


08:00 – 08:30
Registration | Welcoming coffee
08:30 – 10:30
Maryland Prep Lecture
10:30 – 10:45
Discussions with the faculty
10:45 – 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 – 13:00
Maryland Prep Lecture (Continued)
13:00 – 14:00
14:00 – 16:00
Hands-on Practical: Maryland Bridge Preps
16:00 – 16:15
Discussions with the faculty
16:15 – 16:30
Coffee Break
16:30 – 18:00
Hands-on Practical: Maryland Bridge Preps (Continued)