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CPD Approx.1:00 Hours

P038 Cleaning Dentures

  • About This Course

Plaque formed on the surfaces of removable dentures can have a significant impact on oral health, as long as it can lead to infection of denture-supporting mucosa (stomatitis), gum inflammation (gingivitis) and tooth decay.

Denture plaque can be removed by several different methods which include: brushing with paste, soaking in chemicals (e.g. effervescent tablets or bleach) and using special devices (a microwave oven or ultrasonic device).


This course aims to provide an overview of the problem of denture cleanliness. It will provide learners with knowledge and understanding of the available cleaning methods which can then be taught to their patients.


  • To review the problem of denture cleanliness.
  • To understand the available cleansing methods and their effectiveness.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module you will understand the problems of denture cleanliness and be able to advise a patient of the effectiveness of various cleansing methods.

GDC Development Outcomes

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