What are SEMCD Dentures?
SEMCD is an acronym for Suction Effective Mandibular Complete Denture and is a revolutionary denture technique founded and developed by Dr. Jiro Abe in 1999. SEMCD uses the soft tissues (i.e. the tongue, buccal mucosa, sublingual tissue) to seal the entire length of the mandibular denture providing more support for the denture. This creates a stronger seal and complete suction that keeps the denture firmly in place. It is ideal for patients with abnormal mandibular ridges or those who can’t afford full dental implant treatments. Commonly referred to as ‘suction false teeth’ by many patients, SEMCD dentures are a viable option for more than 80% of patients who continue to struggle with conventional dentures.
Since 2004, Dr. Abe has been sharing this innovative denture technique with the rest of the world, providing lectures, training, and materials about SEMCD. Dr. Abe also established an international network of Certified Instructors for SEMCD, helping more dental professionals learn about this innovative denture technique by undertaking a complete denture course. Denture training courses conducted by certified instructors are now available worldwide for dental practitioners to gain the necessary skills to successfully implement SEMCD in their dental practice.
Dr. Abe SEMCD Australia and New Zealand is the official SEMCD organisation for the AUNZ region and we maintain a network of certified practitioners and laboratories across the region. For professionals looking for SEMCD certification, intensive denture training courses are available. For patients looking for BPS suction dentures use the ‘Find a Provider’ link to find qualified practitioners near you.