Harold W. Preiskel, MDS, MSc




Title:  The Overdenture: Haven or Honey Trap


Synopsis:  Since the mid 19th century some 3,000 publications have attested to the merits of overdentures.  The advent of osseointegration techniques has tipped the therapeutic balance further still as it is perceived that titanium root analogues are less vulnerable than their natural counterparts.  This presentation will highlight overdenture applications today mindful of the pitfalls awaiting the unwary.


Course Objectives:

1.    To highlight the rightful place of overdentures in the prosthodontist's armamentarium.

2.    To warn of common overdenture pitfalls.

3.    To provide clinical guidance with overdenture construction.


Bio:  Dr. Preiskel is in specialty private practice, visiting Professor GKT Institute where he founded the dental implant program.  He was the first President of The International College of Prosthodontists, the only non-American President of the American Prosthodontic Society, founding co-editor of the International Journal of Prosthodontics, Chairman of its Board, Past President of the American Dental Society of London, the British Dental Association (Metropolitan Branch), the London Dental Study Club and Chaired the International Prosthodontic Symposium 1982. The Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics appointed him 'Distinguished Lecturer of the Year 2008'.  He is author of numerous textbooks, scientific articles, the recipient of prestigious Prosthodontic awards and active in research, teaching and practice.




Prosthetic, time and satisfaction of edentulous patients treated with conventional or implant-supported complete mandibular dentures:
A case controlled Study (Part 2)

Hobkirk J et al  IJP (2009) 22.1.13


Standard of Care for the Edentulous Mandible: a systematic review
Fitzpatrick B 
J. Pros. Dent. 2006;95;71


Treatment Considerations for Maxillary Overdentures; a systematic review

Sadowsky S. J.

Pros. Dent 2007;97;340


The Edentulous Predicament

Zarb GA 

Prosthodontic Treatment for the Edentulous Patient 

12th ed. 2004   Mosby St. Louis


Prosthodontic Management of Maxillary and Mandibular Overdentures
Implant Overdentures  2003
83  Quintessence Chicago


The Impact of Edentulism on function and Quality of Life

MacEntee M.  Implant Overdentures 2003 23  Quintessence  Chicago


‘Will there be a need for complete dentures in the United States in 2020?’

Douglas CW, Shih A, Ostry L.

Journal Prosthet. Dent. 2002:87: 5-8


Chronic stress and comfort foods: self-medication and abdominal obesity

Dallmann MF, Pecoraro NC, la Fleur SE  Brain Behav.

Immun 2005 Jul; 19 (4): 275-80


The use of CT scan based planning for oral rehabilitation by means of implants and its transfer to the surgical field: a critical review on accuracy

J Oral Rehabil. 2008 Jun; 35(6): 454-74.

Vercruvssen M, Jacobs R, van Assche N, van Steenberghe D 


Accuracy of implant placement based on pre-surgical planning of three-dimensional cone-beam images: a pilot study
Van Assche N, van Steenberghe D, Guerrero ME, Hirsch E, Schutyser F, Quirynen M, Jacobs R

J Clin Periodontol. 2007 Sep;34(9):816-21.


Long time follow up of implant therapy and treatment of peri-implantitis

Roos-Jansaker AM

Swed. J Suppl 2007: 188:7-66


Impact of supportive periodontal therapy and implant surface roughness on implant outcome in patients with a history of periodontitis

Quirynen M,  Abarca M,  van Assche  N

Nevins,  van Steenberghe D

J Clin. Periodontal. 2007; 34: 805-815


Squamous cell carcinoma associated with dental implants

Kwok J, Eyeson I, Thompson I , McGurk M: BDJ 2008 205; 543


On the clinical deformation of maxillary complete dentures;

Influence of denture base design and shape of denture bearing area

El Ghazali S, Glantz PO, Strandman E, Randow K

Acta Odont Scand 1989; 47(2): 69


Biomechanical aspects of overdenture treatment

GlantzPO Nilner K

1997; J. dent. 25 (Suppl 1 ): 521-524


A randomized clinical trial comparing anatomic, lingualized and zero-degree posterior occlusal forms for complete dentures

A F Sutton, BDS MSc PhD



The Prosthodontic Maintenance Requirements of Mandibular Mucosa and Implant-Supported Overdentures

Payne AGT and Solomons YF.  Int. J. Pros 2000; 13; 238


Candida Albicans Adherence to Surface-Modified Denture Resin Surfaces

Park SE, Blissett R, Susarin SM, Weber H-P.

J.Pros 2008 17,365