This is part 2 of a 2-part article series. Part one of Dr. Ford’s article was published in the January 2014 issue of Dentistry Today and can be found in our archived articles at the Web site dentistrytoday.com.
The stress axis/DNA protocol for dentures is a DNA-based denture technique that standardizes both chair-side and laboratory procedures, thus providing an economically produced, personalized, high-quality value denture to not only the modest and reduced-income financial demographic, but also may be integrated into premier and elite denture services.
Part one included the historical and scientific backgrounds and an overview of the clinical and laboratory basics of the stress axis/DNA denture protocol. This article, part 2 of this 2-part introduction, will demonstrate the stress axis/DNA denture protocol for an immediate denture case, for a case correction, and for a staged-treatment, 2-appliance case.
The following case histories are presented to demonstrate the efficacy of the stress axis/DNA denture protocol.