Course Title: Construct simple complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5312 Diploma of Dental Technology

Course Title: Construct simple complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances

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,
Term2 2013,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015,
Term2 2016

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 trial prothesis suitable for insertion in the mouth; convert it to clinically acceptable materials and finish. The prosthesis you construct will cover a range of different types of "average" patient jaw relationships as well as "abnormal jaw relationships". The prosthesis (denture) constructed will need to be constructed in a way that it is suitable for insertion into a patients mouth.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures
HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDT519C Construct simple complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances


1. Articulate by means of face-bow

2. Prepare case for setting of teeth

3. Arrange artificial teeth

4. Wax up denture for try-in

5. Check and modify the returned trial prosthesis

6. Wax case for finish consistent with prescription

7. Select and prepare materials and processing technique

8. Process denture or appliance

9. Finish denture or appliance

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course you will be able to demonstrate, on a consistent basis, the arrangement of artificial teeth for complete prosthesis (dentures) as well as techniques for converting the wax trial dentures into a final hard acrylic suitable for wear by a patient. You will set teeth in various arrangements in accordance with a prescription and be exposed to different techniques of curing the dentures.

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