Course Title: Construct removable acrylic partial dentures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: DENT5199C

Course Title: Construct removable acrylic partial 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

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and
knowledge required to construct removable acrylic
partial dentures
All procedures are 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:

HLTDT508B Construct removable acrylic partial dentures


1. Design acrylic removable
partial denture

2. Select and prepare materials

3. Arrange artificial teeth

4. Construct retainer units

5. Select and prepare materials
and processing technique

6. Process denture or appliance

Performance Criteria:

1. Design acrylic removable partial denture
1.1 Confirm the survey of the model carried out by the operator
1.2 Confirm design and transfer to master model
1.3 Block-out undesirable undercuts
1.4 Scribe food lines
1.5 Duplicate master cast to create a working model
2. Select and prepare materials
2.1 Select materials according to laboratory prescription
2.2 Establish shape and dimension of component parts from design
3. Arrange artificial teeth
3.1 Select teeth and position in wax to establish aesthetics and function
3.2 Contour wax so that dentures are suitable for try-in
3.3 Decontaminate according to infection control guidelines and place in a suitable container for dispatch
4. Construct retainer units
4.1 Construct components as required
4.2 Join components as required
4.3 Secure teeth and components in wax
4.4 Contour facial and lingual aspects
4.5 Secure appliance for processing
5. Select and prepare materials and processing technique
5.1 Identify the appropriate polymer system for case
5.2 Identify the appropriate investment technique
5.3 Identify the appropriate processing cycle
5.4 Select polymeric material to construct the prosthesis
5.5 Prepare system components in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions
5.6 Allow materials to reach application stage
6. Process denture or appliance
6.1 Apply appropriate investment techniques
6.2 Apply material to mould
6.3 Process the polymeric material for the correct length of time at the correct temperature
6.4 Devest model and remove any processing irregularities and sharp edges before fitting onto master casts
6.5 Confirm accuracy of retainer units

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 removable acrylic partial 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”

Learning guide pass mark 80%

Teaching Schedule

Construct Acrylic Partial Dentures (in Conjunction with Cast Alloy Partial Dentures) - 02/08/2012 (0830-1230)

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Anatomy of Orofacial 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, a practical competency, all 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

A theoretical exam (PASS MARK 60%)

All forms of assessments and co-assessed units are to be competently passed to pass this unit.

Method of assessment

• Evidence of essential knowledge and understanding may be provided by:
- traditional or online (computer-based) assessment
- written assignments/projects
• Case study and scenario as a basis for discussion of issues and strategies to contribute to best practice
• Questioning
• Staff and/or client feedback
• Supporting statement of supervisor
• Authenticated evidence of relevant work experience and/or formal/informal learning
• Role play/simulation

Assessment Matrix

Weighting of the assessment tasks:

* Practical competency - 50%
* Theoretical exam - 50%  PASS MARK 60%

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