Course Title: Construct immediate dentures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: DENT5198C

Course Title: Construct immediate dentures

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5206 - Diploma of Dental Technology

Course Contact: Mark doherty

Course Contact Phone: +61 93411407

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Simon Pearse: Ph - 9341 1411
Fax - 93411401
Email –

Zanne Frazer: Ph - 9341 1402
Fax - 9341 1401
Email –

Nicholas Greer: Ph - 9341 1420
Fax - 93411401
Email –

James Moser: Ph – 9341 1417
Fax - 9341 1401
Email –

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

• HLTIN301B Comply with infection control policies
and procedures
• HLTDT301B Construct models
• HLTDT302B Construct custom impression trays
• HLTDT303B Construct registration rims
• HLTDT304B Articulate models and transfer records
• HLTDT419A Construct simple complete removable dentures

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and
knowledge required to construct complete and partial,
immediate replacement dentures and surgical templates

All procedures must be carried out in accordance with
occupational health and safety policies and procedures,
current infection control guidelines, Australian and New
Zealand Standards, state/territory legislative
requirements and organisation policy

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDT507B Construct immediate dentures


1. Arrange artificial teeth for

2. Construct a surgical

3. Arrange artificial teeth for

4. Process immediate dentures

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Select the artificial teeth in accordance with
1.2 Arrange artificial teeth in current edentulous area
in accordance with prescription

2.1 Finalise the ridge shape
2.2 Duplicate and pour model
2.3 Construct surgical template

3.1 Remove stone model teeth individually and
prepare the ridge in accordance with prescription
3.2 Arrange artificial teeth in sequence as each model
tooth is removed
3.3 Adjust existing artificial teeth if necessary when
commencing removal of model teeth
3.4 Contour wax surfaces

4.1 Trim and polish immediate dentures
4.2 Process surgical template
4.3 Trim and polish surgical template
4.4 Decontaminate the denture and
template according to infection
control guidelines
4.5 Place denture and template in a suitable container
which will keep moist in accordance with infection
control guidelines

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course the participants will be able to demonstrate, on a consistent basis, the process involved in the construction of immediate dentures.

Details of Learning Activities

Participation in group activities based on a simulated workplace exercises.
Practical exercises
Individual exercises carrying out requirements of competency.
Student experiences in workplace “on job training”

Teaching Schedule

Practical sessions delivered as per timetable.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Anatomy of Orofacal Structures


Mosby's Dental Dictionary



Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

This unit is to be assessed in a simulated workplace and under the normal range of work conditions.
Practical exercises, presentation of competency assessment exercises & written tests are used.

Assessment Tasks

The assessments in this unit are undertaken in a simulated workplace and under the normal range of work conditions in the form of practical exercises and a practical competency both of which are to be
co-assessed with the following units;
HLTIN301A: Comply with Infection Control,
HLTOHS300A: Contribute to OHS Processes,
BSBCMN302A: Organise Personal Work Priorities,
BSBCMN305A: Organise Workplace Information
All forms of assessments and co-assessed units are to be passed to pass this unit.

Assessment Matrix

Weighting of the assessment tasks:
* Practical competency - 50%
* Theoretical exam - 50%

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