Course Title: Articulate models and transfer records

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: DENT5784C

Course Title: Articulate models and transfer records

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5312 - Diploma of Dental Technology

Course Contact: Mark Doherty

Course Contact Phone: 03 9341 1407

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nicholas Greer

P: 9341 1420



Zanne Frazer

P: 9341 1402



James Moser

P:9341 1417



Narelle Tobin

P: 9341 1403


Nominal Hours: 10

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

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures
HLTWHS200A Participate in WHS processes

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to transfer oral records and mount models on an articulator in the reference determined by the clinician. You will mount the registration rims constructed in previous exercises on different types of articulators as required for the type of dental appliance you are constructing - eg. full denture, partial denture. Once mounted you will transfer the oral records from the wax registration rim to the plaster model.
All procedures are carried out in accordance with work health and safety (WHS) 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:

HLTDT304D Articulate models and transfer records


1. Select and prepare the articulator

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Apply standard precautions when receiving, handling and working on dental materials
1.2 Decontaminate occlusal registration rims according to infection control guidelines
1.3 Confirm requirements of prescription
1.4 Select and adjust articulator in accordance with prescription
1.5 Ensure all adjustable settings of the articulator are set to their neutral or zero settings
1.6 Identify the mounting method to be used


2. Select and prepare materials

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Position models and oral records in articulator for a range of prosthetic appliances
2.2 Prepare mounting materials and apply to models
2.3 Establish and secure centric records
2.4 Remove excess material and smooth to produce a neat finish
2.5 Clean equipment


3. Transfer oral records to articulator

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Transpose records as provided
3.2 Record midline
3.3 Set and record vertical height
3.4 Set the condylar angles to the prescription given

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course you will be able to demonstrate, on a consistent basis, the process involved in articulating models and transferring records using a range of oral records. The skills acquired will allow you to articulate models for a range of dental appliances following a prescription given by the clinician and also allow you to transfer crucial information given by the oral record.

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

Theory: HLTDT304D Articulate Models& Transfer Records (in conjunction with Construct Registration Rims) - 15/04/2013 (0830 -1230 - 4 hours TOTAL, Approx. 2 hours for HLTDT304D Articulate Models& Transfer Records)

Practical: Various sessions delivered dependenat on the group.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Anatomy of Orofacial Structures


Mosby's Dental Dictionary



Other Resources

  • RMIT online learning Hub
  • Library
  • Internet links
  • Primal Pictures
  • Journals, Brochures, Pamphlets, Newspapers, Magazines

Overview of Assessment

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

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

  1. Completion of practical exercises - including detailed self reflection of each exercise
  2. Practical exam - Articulation of F/F registration rims (previously constructed in ’Construct Registration Rims’ practical exam) on a fixed movement articulator within the time limit of 1 hour.
  3. Theory exam - pass mark 60%

Assessment Tasks

Practical exercises:

  1. Movable articulation

Competency practical assessment:

Articulate, Maxillary and Mandibular Full Registration Rims competency, on a movable articulator and transfer all records

Assessment guidelines for the practical competency will be issued and will be the same as the practical exercises, as outlined in the practical exercise book.

Theoretical examination

Articulate Models and Transfer Records

One element of the 3 hour exam (divided into competencies) PASS MARK 60%, If ’NYC’ (Not Yet Competent) result is achieved the student will be provided with detailed feedback of the shortcomings and given a further opportunity to sit a secondary exam.

If a grade of 40% or less is achieved the student will NOT be granted an opportunity to sit a secondary exam and the student will be required to re-enroll in the unit which will be incurr fees.

Please note: A subsequent NYC result for any of above mentioned assessments may require the student to attend further class work within their enrolment period or may result in the student re-enrolling in the unit which will be incurring fees.

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Please Note: Students may apply for Special Consideration as (per the information provided in the Student Handbook ) via the RMIT Hub @ http:/ consideration if they believe their ability to 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.

Students are required to support the learning outcomes this Unit with work based experience and/ or further self managed research to support positive outcomes in this Unit.

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 clinical 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 jewellery to be worn on the hands or wrists. Wedding rings or jewellery 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.


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