Pro Arch Bridge Conversion for Lab Technicians

This event is now over and took place on Wed 18 Sep 2019

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 location: Devonshire House Dental Laboratory
  • Wednesday 18th 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 Devonshire House Dental Laboratory

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