Course Title: Construct orthodontic appliances

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5373 Diploma of Dental Technology

Course Title: Construct orthodontic appliances

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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)

DENT5872C

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 removable orthodontic appliances.

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:

HLTDET012 Construct orthodontic appliances

Elements:

1. Select and assemble components and materials

2. Construct orthodontic appliance

3. Finish orthodontic appliances


Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Select and assemble components and materials

 

1.1 Select materials for removable orthodontic appliances according to design and function specified in work order

1.2 Select the required pre-formed components and confirm they are fit for the purpose

1.3 Construct individual custom-made components according to work order

 

  1. Construct orthodontic appliance

 

2.1 Secure components to model by appropriate means

2.2 Apply appropriate materials to the model to form a baseplate according to manufacturers’ instructions and the work order

2.3 Process the appliance using equipment and techniques according to manufacturers’ instructions and the work order

 

  1. Finish orthodontic appliances

 

3.1 Select techniques, materials and equipment for trimming, finishing and polishing appropriate to the type and materials of the appliance

3.2 Trim and finish the baseplate to the thickness and coverage required

3.3 Finish and polish metal components ensuring surfaces that are free of sharp edges and irregularities

3.4 Evaluate the finished appliance

3.5 Decontaminate the appliance according to infection control guidelines

3.6 Place the appliance in a sealed container for dispatch


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

Ass 1

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

3.1

x

x

x

3.2

x

x

x

3.3

x

x

x

3.4

x

x

x

3.5

x

x

x

3.6

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.