Course Title: Construct crown and bridge structures

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5312 Diploma of Dental Technology

Course Title: Construct crown and bridge structures

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2013,
Term1 2015

Course Contact: Mark Doherty

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1407

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge you will require to construct a single crown, or a combination of two or more crowns known as a bridge. - used to replace a natural tooth. The crown and bridges that you construct are designed to restore function in harmony with the patients natural dentition. 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.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

HLTDT301C Construct models
HLTDT302C Construct custom impression trays
HLTDT304C Articulate models and transfer records
HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDT510C Construct crown and bridge structures


1. Prepare removable stone die

2. Duplicate model

3. Wax and invest fixed partial dentures and structures

4. Burnout, cast and finish alloy fixed partial dentures and structures

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course you will be able to demonstrate, on a consistent basis, the construction of a range of different cast metal crowns and bridges in technique metal (gold). The course will develop your skills of crown and bridge construction with a focus on anatomy and harmony with the patients natural dentition (teeth).

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed in a simulated workplace and under the normal range of work conditions.

You will be assessed on both the essential knowledge and the demonstration of essential skills through;

Completion of practical exercises - including detailed self reflection of each exercise
Practical exam
Theory exam