I have made this humble effort of writing this book Textbook of Complete Denture Prosthodontics with an aim to provide the basic knowledge of complete denture prosthodontics to the learners of the art and science of prosthodontics. This accomplishment of mine also attempts at avoiding the dependence of learners on foreign books taking the cost factor into consideration. However, I have avoided compromising on the quality by providing the scientific basis of complete denture treatment with emphasis on laboratory procedures, which is very essential for the success of the treatment. A number of photographs and illustrations have been included so that not much is left to the fate of imagination. As with all textbooks, even this attempt of mine may have shortcomings, which I would like to overcome in the subsequent editions through your valuable suggestions. I invoke God, the almighty, and bow down in reverence to my Alma Mater “Sri Manjunatheshwara College of Dental Sciences and Hospital”, Dharwad. My heart felt gratitude to my parents for all my achievements. I appreciate the moral support, encouragement and prayers of my parents and sister Nathali.
I am highly indebted to Dr Sri Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala and Chairman of Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad for providing me an opportunity to study in his esteemed institution. My sincere gratitude to my teacher, guide and professional idol Dr Subhash M Joshi MDS for teaching me the finest art of Prosthodontic treatment based on biologic principles rather than a mechanical approach. His encouraging attitude, an eye to see the positive aspect of my work before a healthy criticism and faith in my ability has helped me inculcate confidence in my academic career. I immensely thank him for taking personal interest in this endeavor in spite of his other professional commitments. I take this opportunity to thank all my teachers at SDM College of Dental Sciences, Dharwad for laying a strong foundation to my professional achievements with a special note of thanks to my Principal, Dr C. Bhasker Rao MDS, and postgraduate teachers Dr Narendra P Patil MDS , Dr Ramesh Nadiger MDS, Dr Jagdeesh MDS, Dr Sunil Kumar MDS and Dr Lekha MDS. Dr Sunil Kumar’s thoughtfulness to correct the chapter on Implants is sincerely appreciated.[/mks_toggle]