Course Title: Repair and modify dentures and appliances

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5312 Diploma of Dental Technology

Course Title: Repair and modify dentures and appliances

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term2 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2016

Course Contact: Mark Doherty

Course Contact Phone: 03 9341 1407

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required for you to reline (adding a new fitting surface to a denture), rebase (extensive changes to the base of denture), repair and modify removable prostheses (re-fitting broken parts of a denture to return it to function). The different facets of this unit of competence are very common techniques that you will use whilst working in the Dental Industry.  
The 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. 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

HLTDT301D Construct models
HLTDT304D Articulate models and transfer records
HLTDT519C Construct simple complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances
HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures
HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDT518D Repair and modify dentures and appliances


1. Prepare case

2. Prepare model

3. Repair denture or appliance

4. Modify denture or appliance, where required

5. Trim, shape and finish denture or appliance

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course you will be able to demonstrate, on a consistent basis, the process involved in the repair of a range of different dentures including full and partial dentures. The modifications you will make include a denture reline; creating a new fitting surface for the denture that provides a better for the patient as well as replacing an existing tooth on a denture - due to fracture.

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 or each exercise
Practical exam
Theory exam