Course Title: Construct fixed restorations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: DENT5265C

Course Title: Construct fixed restorations

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5312 - Diploma of Dental Technology

Course Contact: Matthew Clayton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 93411417

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

HLTDT509C Cast metal alloy removable partial denture framework
HLTDT510C Construct crown and bridge structures
HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to construct fixed restorations and fixed 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:

HLTDT513C Construct fixed restorations


1. Prepare sub-structures

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Read and interpret the prescription 1.2 Assess substructure for accuracy and appropriateness 1.3 Form the appropriate substructure if specified to standard guidelines 1.4 Prepare the bonding surface of the substructure if required for porcelain build up in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions


2. Select and apply ceramics

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Select and apply ceramics appropriate to the procedure and the prescription 2.2 Process the restoration in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions


3. Trim, shape and finish ceramic restorations

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Trim the ceramic restoration to required anatomical shape 3.2 Finish the ceramic restoration to meet clinically accepted standards 3.3 Evaluate the quality of the finished restoration 3.4 Decontaminate the ceramic restoration according to infection control guidelines 3.5 Dry the ceramic restoration, place on model and place in a sealed container for dispatch

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course the participants will be able to demonstrate, on a consistent basis, the process involved in construction of fixed restorations.

Details of Learning Activities

Facilitatored discussions using Powerpoint presentations

In class activities

Simulated laboratory activities

Reading chapters form Anatomy of Orofacial Structures and answering questions

Written assessment

Teaching Schedule

As per your timetable located on Blackboard under the relevant Group - The class is scheduled for delivery to the second year NON-APPRENTICE group (FT2) on Tuesday July 12 and the third year APPRENTICE group (DT3) on Monday October 17 in the Lecture theatre of Building 154 RMIT (within the Royal Dental Hospital Melbourne). Notification will be provided via student email if the date or location change. Following the delivery of the theory class, practical exercises will be undertaken in the laboratory. Class schedules are detailed in the timetables provided on Blackboard (subject to change at the discrection of RMIT, in this event notification will be provided to your student email); FT2 - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday DT3 - Block release Practical classes will be delivered in the simulated environment at RMIT where the Teacher will provide demonstration and assistance as you construct the following appliances. Post and core Coping with collar and porcelain crown on centralCoping with collar and porcelain crown on molarCoping with lingual backing and porcelain crown for centralCoping with lingual backing and porcelain crown for lateralMaryland bridge framework and porcelain build The TIER 2 exercises are made available if you complete all of the previous exercises and are seeking further practice prior to the assessments. The time guides for the TIER 2 exercises are reduced and require a ’self-managed approach’ to complete the exercise. TIER 2 - Porcelain crownTIER 2 - Porcelain crown

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Powepoint available on MYRMIT Blackboard under the program code C5312 and the Unit of Competence HLTDT519C/DENT5791C Construct simple complete removable acrylic dentures and appliancesRMIT online learning Hub linksPrimal PicturesJournals, Brochures, Pamphlets, Newspapers, Magazines

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

To undertake practical exercises and /or assessment students MUST present for the assessment process as follows: Please note these are also WH&S requirements for laboratory safety. In appropriate practical class attire (Protective clothing for legs - if shorts, must cover knees, lab coat, safety glasses)Fully covered in leather(not suede) footwear Hair to be contained by tying back or in appropriate hair cover.No artificial fingernails to be worn The wearing of henna is acceptable.Short, clean fingernails (no nail polish or artificial nails)No jewelry to be worn on the hands or wrists. Wedding rings or jewelry that cannot be removed for cultural reasons must be taped with an appropriate waterproof tape All cuts/ skin abrasions on the hands or wrists must be covered with a waterproof dressing A student that is non-compliant with any of the above requirements will not be permitted to undertake practical exercises or assessment at the scheduled time. The student will be rescheduled to undertake assessment at a later date. You will attempt the following practical exercises under supervision of the teacher and you will be graded with either a CA (Competent) or NYC (Not yet Competent) according to the assessment guidelines outlined in the practical exercise book Post and core Coping with collar and porcelain crown on central Coping with collar and porcelain crown on molar Coping with lingual backing and porcelain crown for central Coping with lingual backing and porcelain crown for lateral Maryland bridge framework and porcelain build The TIER 2 exercises are made available if you complete all of the previous exercises and are seeking further practice prior to the assessments. The time guides for the TIER 2 exercises are reduced and require a ’self-managed approach’ to complete the exercise. If you attempt the following practical exercises you will be graded with either a CA (Competent) or NYC (Not yet Competent) according to the assessment guidelines outlined in the practical exercise book TIER 2 - Porcelain crown TIER 2 - Porcelain crown Upon completion of an exercise and prior to submission for assessment, all exercises undertaken in the practical classes will require you to provide a detailed reflection of your own work focusing on areas of the appliance that were successful as well as areas that could be improved upon next time. The two practical exams will take place under supervision in the simulated working environment at RMIT. The exam will take place under exam conditions and you will be given details of the requirements and assessment guidelines in the practical book available in class and on BlackBoard. PRAC EXAM - PFM Crown #1 PRAC EXAM - PFM Crown #2 The theory exam will be conducted under supervision at RMIT under exam conditions. THEORY EXAM - Construct Fixed Restorations - pass mark 60%

Assessment Matrix

To achieve a grade of CA (Competency Achieved) for the unit HLTDT513C/DENT5265C Construct fixed restorations you are required to obtain a pass result for all of the following theoretical and practical assessments. PRAC EXAM PFM Crown #1 - FT2: Tuesday August 9th 2016 , DT3:Friday October 28 2016 PRAC EXAM PFM Crown #2 - FT2: Tuesday August 9th 2016, DT3: Friday October 28 2016 THEORY EXAM - pass mark 60% - FT2: Tuesday August 9th 2016 @ 9am, DT3: Friday October 28 2016 @ 9am. Failure to complete any of the above listed tasks/assessments will result in an NYC (not yet competent) result for unit HLTDT513C/DENT5265C Construct fixed restorations. An NYC (not yet competent result will be entered in the student record. This will result in non-completion of this unit of competence requiring re-enrolment incurring fees and a return to class work and completion of any relevant assessments at the time of the re-enrolment. (The assessment process must be finalised and a result entered by November 27 2016)

Other Information

Plagiarism RMIT University requires that you present YOUR work for assessment. Plagiarism is a form of cheating. It is the presentation of the work or idea of another person. Plagiarism is NOT acceptable. Penalties can include charges of academic misconduct, cancellation of results and exclusion from your course. Please note: It is also a disciplinary offence to allow your work to be plagiarised by another student. When signing the coversheet to submit your learning guides and assessments. Special consideration: Please note: Students may apply for Special Consideration as per the information via the RMIT website if they believe complete assessment for this unit by the submission date has been affected by factors beyond their control. Special consideration must be lodged prior to or within 48 hours of the scheduled assessment time or assessment submission date. The application for Special Consideration is NOT granted automatically on application. RMIT assessment policies - Refer to myRMIT for further details Assessment Appeal Process: The Appeals Against Assessment policy and procedure applies to all coursework programs in all careers. The appeal process is staged  and students are required to follow each stage in order to ensure their full entitlement to appeal is available

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