Overdentures should suck! A guide to making overdentures predictable

April 27, 2021
Unsure of the workflow for implant-supported overdentures? This DE Solutions Lab will show you how to partner with your lab to make exceptional and efficient overdentures.

All removable denture wearers want better fitting prosthetics.  However, even the best fitting dentures still have functional limitations compared to natural teeth.  Implant supported overdentures are the classic solution to this functional limitation, but many dentists and especially new dentists are unsure of the workflow.  This lecture is to show how to partner with your removable lab to make exceptional and efficient overdentures.


Dr. Russell Schafer - Dr. Russell Schafer is a general dentist who practices in New Orleans, LA and focuses on removable prosthodontics. He is the owner and dentist at NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry and has fix quite a few mouths using removable dentures. He has a love of the subject and enjoys teaching fellow dentists about dentures. Dr. Schafer also enjoys doing digital design and printing and is fluent with blue sky bio, meshmixer, and many other CAD programs. Also Dr. Schafer currently owns four 3D printers: Moonray S, NextDent 5100, Arfona R.Pod, and a Prusa i3.

Dr. Schafer is a native New Orleanian and is an engineer turned dentist. He got his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University in 2007 and his Masters of Mechanical Engineering from Rice in 2008. He worked in the petroleum industry before going onto dental school. He is a graduate of LSU Dental School 2013. He and his wife, Alison, a house with a Doberman named Lucas and two cats named Panda and Charming.


Dr. Chris Salierno