Course Title: Take tooth shades

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: DENT5203C

Course Title: Take tooth shades

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5206 - Diploma of Dental Technology

Course Contact: Mark Doherty

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 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: 25

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

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and
knowledge required to design and manufacture
crowns, bridges, inlays,onlays and veneers.

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:

HLTDT512B Take tooth shades


1. View existing teeth and

2. Select technique, equipment
and materials for recordings

3. Record tooth shade

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Read and interpret prescription where required
1.2 Provide full details of the procedure to the client
and/or carer
1.3 Obtain and document consent following ethical
and legal requirements
1.4 Position the client correctly for the procedure
1.5 Consider the accuracy of natural and artificial light
1.6 View mouth to gain overview of procedure
1.7 Consult client regarding requirements and
aesthetic outcomes

2.1 Determine the technique and materials appropriate
for the procedure
2.2 Prepare and use equipment and materials in
accordance with the manufacturer instructions
2.3 Implement standard precautions to prevent the
spread of infection

3.1 Position and prepare the client for the procedure
3.2 Instruct client on participation during the
3.3 Select tooth shade
3.4 Consult client regarding findings and gain
3.5 Document the tooth shade selected
3.6 Discuss any follow up procedures with the client

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course the participants will be able to demonstrate, on a consistent basis, the process involved in taking tooth shades

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

• Delivered as follows: 
Take tooth shades THEORY (in conjunction with Construct Ceramic Restorations): Session time; four hours (approx)
Full dentures THEORY REVIEW (in conjunction with Construct Ceramic Restorations): Session time; one hour (approx)

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, theoretical tests are used

Assessment Tasks

The assessment in this unit are undertaken in the form of a theoretical exam (PASS MARK 80%)

Assessment Matrix

Weighting of the assessment tasks:

* Theoretical exam - 100%

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