Welcome to the Foundation Learning Library Archives!

From time to time, the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology will retire certain content that may be out of date. The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology Trust believes that while this information may not be the most current, it is still helpful to make this content available at no charge to the industry.

All of the videos below are available at no charge and is for historical reference only. Continuing education credits will not be available for any items within the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology archives.

Archives
Collapse WOK 109: Gold Electroforming System

A basic overview of the steps involved in fabricating a gold electroplated crown with fused porcelain, from the chair side searing. A good introduction video to the new technician or a dentist looking for a staff educational video. 

Run Time: 16 Minutes, 45 Seconds

All of the videos within the archives are available at no charge and are for historical reference only. Continuing education credits will not be available for any items within the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology archives. 

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Collapse WOK-17: Esthetics in Complete Dentures

A two-part video that deals with tooth factors contributing to lifelike replacements for the edentulous patient. In part one, the various systems for selecting size of teeth are demonstrated and the advantages and disadvantages of each are explained. In part two, some methods for developing harmony between artificial teeth and facial colors are exposed. Also discussed in this video are a synthesis of the elements producing pleasing color harmony satisfying to both the patient and dentist.

Run Time: 33 Minutes, 7 Seconds

All of the videos within the archives are available at no charge and are for historical reference only. Continuing education credits will not be available for any items within the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology archives. 

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MORE INFOMORE INFO WOK-17: Esthetics in Complete Dentures
Collapse WOK-1: Making a Crown Under a Partial Denture Without the Partial

This unique technique uses a bite registration material to register the clasps and rest areas which is then converted to a quralay pattern. This technique can be utilized by the dentist, or the laboratory can accomplish this procedure and return the partial to the dentist and complete the restoration without rushing. 

Run Time: 12 Minutes, 10 Seconds

All of the videos within the archives are available at no charge and are for historical reference only. Continuing education credits will not be available for any items within the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology archives. 

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MORE INFOMORE INFO WOK-1: Making a Crown Under a Partial Denture Without the Partial
Collapse WOK-26: Complete Denture Esthetics: Incisal Edge Contour-Anterior Teeth; Gingival Contour

Run Time: 30 Minutes, 39 Seconds

All of the videos within the archives are available at no charge and are for historical reference only. Continuing education credits will not be available for any items within the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology archives. 

Formats Available: Streaming
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MORE INFOMORE INFO WOK-26: Complete Denture Esthetics: Incisal Edge Contour-Anterior Teeth; Gingival Contour
Collapse WOK-28: Overdenture Technique

This three-part video discusses patient diagnosis, treatment procedures and laboratory procedures, dental insertion and oral hygiene. The overall overdenture procedure provides a practical and simple alternative to conventional complete dentures. 

Run Time: 28 Minutes, 38 Seconds

All of the videos within the archives are available at no charge and are for historical reference only. Continuing education credits will not be available for any items within the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology archives. 

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Collapse WOK-2: External Staining and Characterization of the Ceramo-Metal Crown

The techniques presented in this video demonstrate, in effect, a simplified approach to using external staining on porcelain restorations designed to further simulate natural dentition. 

Run Time: 25 Minutes, 46 Seconds

All of the videos within the archives are available at no charge and are for historical reference only. Continuing education credits will not be available for any items within the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology archives. 

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MORE INFOMORE INFO WOK-2: External Staining and Characterization of the Ceramo-Metal Crown
Collapse WOK-30: Tooth Arrangement (Complete Denture Esthetics)

Arrangement of teeth is based on a system using accurately contoured occlusal rims. There is a three dimensional guide for dental technicians in arriving at the general tooth arrangement and perfecting their rotation. Basic positional changes that can be applied to individual anterior teeth are described and demonstrated through drawings and performance. Consideration is given to superior, inferior, anterior-posterior, the pitch as well as the tilt and rotation of each anterior tooth in the discussion. 

Run Time: 14 Minutes, 46 Seconds

All of the videos within the archives are available at no charge and are for historical reference only. Continuing education credits will not be available for any items within the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology archives. 

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MORE INFOMORE INFO WOK-30: Tooth Arrangement (Complete Denture Esthetics)
Collapse WOK-32: Final Impressions for Complete Dentures

Procedures used to finalize maxillary impressions include use and rationale of border molding, development of functional reliefs and uniformity of contact over the bearing areas. Use of fluid wax to obtain a physiological postpalatal seal is also demonstrated. In part two, the mandibular impression described covers the maximum bearing area while developing buccal and lingual flanges that provide border sealing without restricting the physiological activity of adjacent structures. Resultant base will show excellent retention from vertical and horizontal forces. This tape was produced by the Veterans Administration. 

Run Time: 23 Minutes, 52 Seconds

All of the videos within the archives are available at no charge and are for historical reference only. Continuing education credits will not be available for any items within the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology archives. 

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Collapse WOK-40: Contour Wrought Wire Clasp

This video demonstrates the contouring of ticonium wire to serve as a retentive clasp for a removable partial mandibular denture and stresses incorporating the wire into the framework design in order to enhance its restoration. 

Run Time: 31 Minutes, 22 Seconds

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Collapse WOK-43: Cast Gold Alloys

An excellent instructional video on the basics of making a gold casting with especially good explanations of all the necessary procedures. Recommended for beginning crown & bridge technicians. 

Run Time: 18 Minutes, 27 Seconds

All of the videos within the archives are available at no charge and are for historical reference only. Continuing education credits will not be available for any items within the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology archives. 

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Collapse WOK-56: Esthetic Considerations in Dental Reconstruction

Patient expectations of esthetic dentistry are continually escalating. This video deals with the realization of these expectations that requires both the technician and dentist to recognize natural characteristics of tooth form, arrangement and color, as well as facial form and dimension.

Run Time: 1 Hour, 19 Minutes

All of the videos within the archives are available at no charge and are for historical reference only. Continuing education credits will not be available for any items within the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology archives. 

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MORE INFOMORE INFO WOK-56: Esthetic Considerations in Dental Reconstruction
Collapse WOK-57: Laboratory Procedures for Complete Dentures Parts 1 and 2

In this two-part video, part one addresses the technological steps in waxing and flasking dentures as well as the anatomical considerations in shaping the wax and the investing procedures using artificial stone in sections. Also included in part one is a demonstration of sprinkling a characterizing veneer into the mold after the wax-removal process. Part two addresses the handling and packing of the flasked molds with methylmethacrylate resin, followed by recovery of the processed dentures and their correction for processing errors. The dentures are then finished with polishing elements. Attention is given to preserving orientation indices to facilitate the delivery of the dentures. 

Run Time: 29 Minutes, 50 Seconds

All of the videos within the archives are available at no charge and are for historical reference only. Continuing education credits will not be available for any items within the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology archives. 

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Collapse WOK-6: Construction of Base Plate and Occlusion Rim

The construction of a base plate and an occlusion rim are graphically detailed in this step-by-step video. This tape was produced by the University of Texas School of Dentistry. 

Run Time: 16 Minutes, 30 Seconds

All of the videos within the archives are available at no charge and are for historical reference only. Continuing education credits will not be available for any items within the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology archives. 

Formats Available: Streaming
MORE INFOMORE INFO WOK-6: Construction of Base Plate and Occlusion Rim
Collapse WOK-70: Legal Vulnerability of Dental Laboratories: Keeping out of Trouble Through Risk Management

This video is designed to identify areas of legal risk to which a dental laboratory is exposed and to suggest methods of conducting business to minimize or eliminate these risks; also to protect financial resources subject to loss due to unfavorable legal actions-this process is called risk management. This presentation includes case histories to show legal vulnerability and stresses the need for adequate insurance. 

Run Time: 28 Minutes, 44 Seconds

All of the videos within the archives are available at no charge and are for historical reference only. Continuing education credits will not be available for any items within the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology archives. 

Formats Available: Streaming
MORE INFOMORE INFO WOK-70: Legal Vulnerability of Dental Laboratories: Keeping out of Trouble Through Risk Management
Collapse WOK-83: Fabrication Procedures: Baseplates and Occlusal Rims

Baseplate materials are discussed in and step-by-step procedures are provided for the fabrication of shellac resin baseplates autopolymerizing and stabilized) and occlusion rims. 

Run Time: 39 Minutes, 50 Seconds

All of the videos within the archives are available at no charge and are for historical reference only. Continuing education credits will not be available for any items within the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology archives. 

Formats Available: Streaming
MORE INFOMORE INFO WOK-83: Fabrication Procedures: Baseplates and Occlusal Rims
Collapse WOK-85: Fabrication Procedures: Immediate Dentures

After the casts have been mounted, preferably on an articulator with an incisal guide pin, the fabrication procedures for constructing an immediate denture are explained: records for tooth position, tooth selection, removing cast teeth and preparing the model for set-up, waxing and finishing are covered. 

Run Time: 57 Minutes, 27 Seconds

All of the videos within the archives are available at no charge and are for historical reference only. Continuing education credits will not be available for any items within the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology archives. 

Formats Available: Streaming
MORE INFOMORE INFO WOK-85: Fabrication Procedures: Immediate Dentures
Collapse WOK-87: Fabrication Procedures: Inlays 3/4 and Full Crowns

The step-by-step procedures demonstrated in this tape begin with the point at which the die has already been poured, appropriately trimmed and relieved, and the opposing models have been mounted in proper relationship to each other. 

Run Time: 37 Minutes, 29 Seconds

All of the videos within the archives are available at no charge and are for historical reference only. Continuing education credits will not be available for any items within the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology archives. 

Formats Available: Streaming
MORE INFOMORE INFO WOK-87: Fabrication Procedures: Inlays 3/4 and Full Crowns
Collapse WOK-91: Facial Impressions for Maxillofacial Reconstruction, Part 1

This video details procedures for preparing a complete facial impression for Rita Campbell, who lost a portion of her face due to cancer. This video was produced at the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry. 

Run Time: 1 Hour

All of the videos within the archives are available at no charge and are for historical reference only. Continuing education credits will not be available for any items within the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology archives. 

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MORE INFOMORE INFO WOK-91: Facial Impressions for Maxillofacial Reconstruction, Part 1
Collapse WOK-92: The Semi-Adjustable Articulator in Dentistry

This insightful live-action video provides a general introduction to articulators, including basic types and various uses. It features an in-depth examination of the Whip Mix 8500 Semi-Adjustable Articulator, graphically demonstrating basic guidelines for usage, review of specialized features and suggestions for maintenance. This tape was produced in cooperation with the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, Department of Restorative Dentistry. 

Run Time: 29 Minutes, 3 Seconds

All of the videos within the archives are available at no charge and are for historical reference only. Continuing education credits will not be available for any items within the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology archives. 

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MORE INFOMORE INFO WOK-92: The Semi-Adjustable Articulator in Dentistry
Collapse WOK-95: Optec HSP Laboratory Technique

This step-by-step video outlines the use of Optec porcelain for crowns and veneers. Included in the discussion are the fabrication of refractory casts and dies, data to calibrate furnaces for optimum results, hints on stacking the porcelain for superior esthetic results and construction of a three-unit fixed partial denture. 

Run Time: 1 Hour, 32 Minutes

All of the videos within the archives are available at no charge and are for historical reference only. Continuing education credits will not be available for any items within the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology archives. 

Formats Available: Streaming
MORE INFOMORE INFO WOK-95: Optec HSP Laboratory Technique
Collapse WOK-96: Facial Impressions for Maxillofacial Reconstruction, Part 2

A continuation of part one (WOK #91-T), this tape begins after the model is made and continues through waxing, investing and pouring of the prothesis. 

Run Time: 54 Minutes, 14 Seconds

All of the videos within the archives are available at no charge and are for historical reference only. Continuing education credits will not be available for any items within the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology archives. 

Formats Available: Streaming
MORE INFOMORE INFO WOK-96: Facial Impressions for Maxillofacial Reconstruction, Part 2