Oral Rehabilitation of a Cardiac In-Patient Through Bedside Fabrication of Complete Dentures; Improving Conditions of Wasting and Depression In Three Appointments
This project involved treatment of a patient who was bedridden at CPMC. This combined with his deteriorating health, made frequent visits difficult as the patient needed to be feeling well enough to tolerate dental treatment and this necessitated our team to be able to travel to CPMC to deliver bedside care. To maximize our visits and minimize the number of appointments, we critically utilized and combined concepts from Lauren dentures, immediate dentures, and conventional dentures to reestablish our patient’s ability to eat as he did prior to his stay at CPMC.
Author(s): Dr. Arjun Gupta, AEGD ’22
Mentor(s): Dr. Allen Wong, the patient and his partner
Residents AEGD Award