Course Title: Construct thermoformed bases and appliances

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5373 Diploma of Dental Technology

Course Title: Construct thermoformed bases and appliances

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 35

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.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

DENT5865C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2017,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Matthew Clayton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1417

Course Contact Email: matthew.clayton@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to construct thermoformed bases and appliances such as mouthguards, bleaching trays and orthodontic retainers.

This unit applies to work in dental technology.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not applicable



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDET005 Construct thermoformed bases and appliances

Elements:

1. Prepare model

2. Thermo-form appliance or base from blank

3. Trim, shape and finish appliances or bases


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Prepare model

 

1.1 Interpret work order

1.2 Mark outline and scribe finishing lines where applicable

1.3 Apply block-out material as required

 

  1. Thermo-form appliance or base from blank

 

2.1 Select thermo-forming material in accordance with the work order and appliance to be constructed

2.2 Select thermo-forming equipment according to material

2.3 Apply heat to material to ensure that blank has been uniformly softened

2.4 Adapt softened material to model ensuring adaptation is uniform with constant thickness as specified by manufacturer’s instructions

2.5 Allow material to cool

2.6 Verify adaptation

 

  1. Trim, shape and finish appliances or bases

 

3.1 Remove thermo-formed blank

3.2 Trim to outline and fit to model

3.3 Refine outline

3.4 Smooth and finish appliance or base


Overview of Assessment

Before the critical aspects of evidence are considered all prerequisites must be met.

 

 

Assessment

Assessment: Task 1

Practical assessment, read and correctly interpret work orders, fabricate appliances

Assessment: Task 2

Practical assessment, critically evaluate practical work to meet technical laboratory and clinician requirements

Assessment: Task 3

Theory assessment, written exam

 

Assessment Mapping Matrix

 

Elements/Performance Criteria Covered

Ass1

Ass 2

Ass 3

1.1

x

x

x

1.2

x

x

x

1.3

x

x

x

2.1

x

x

x

2.2

x

x

x

2.3

x

x

x

2.4

x

x

x

2.5

x

x

x

2.6

x

x

x

3.1

x

x

x

3.2

x

x

x

3.3

x

x

x

3.4

x

x

x

 

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.