Pro Arch Bridge Conversion for Lab Technicians


Tue 17 Sep 2019

CPD: 7 hours

Pro ArchLearn all laboratory stages of The Pro Arch Concept and practise converting a bridge

A hands-on course for laboratory technicians to experience the pre-operative and technical processes involved in the Pro Arch concept. Starting with a lecture covering the theory, our lab technicians will then demonstrate a conversion to a Pro Arch provisional bridge so that you can perform your own conversion in the afternoon.

This course entitles you to 7 hours of verifiable CPD.

In association with:

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  • To experience the role of a laboratory technician in producing a Pro Arch prostheses
  • To demonstrate all lab stages thoroughly from pre-operative planning to the design and construction of the definitive implant retained prosthesis
  • To complete a fully converted, finished provisional bridge to take away
  • Gain understanding & confidence to provide this specialist treatment


To learn about:

  • Component selection
  • Time management
  • Functional occlusion
  • Problem solving
  • Material selection
  • Limitations of provisional prosthesis
  • The importance of passivity
  • Design parameters for provisional & definitive prosthesis
  • Information processing
  • Teamwork & clinical processes
  • Delivering a successful prosthetic appliance for the patient


  • Lecture covering materials, component selection and the lab processes for a Pro Arch conversion and design of the definitive bridge
  • Demonstration of a patient's bridge conversion
  • Convert a denture into a Pro Arch provisional bridge on implant working models


Where and When

  • Cambridge locations: Copley Meeting Rooms and Devonshire House Dental Laboratory
  • Tuesday 17th September 2019  from 9am - 4pm
  • 7 hours of verifiable CPD
  • Lunch Provided
  • Training by Devonshire House Dental Practice Laboratory Technician Jonathan Newborough
  • Cost £750 per person (No VAT)

The Programme

9.00am Arrival and registration at Copley meeting rooms

Lecture: An overview of the lab stages of a Pro Arch:

  • Materials
  • Component selection
  • Lab processes for a Pro Arch conversion
  • Design of the definitive bridge
  Demonstration at Lab: Conversion of a patient's Pro Arch provisional bridge


Hands on at Lab: Pro Arch bridge conversion on dummy models