Course Title: Repair and modify dentures and appliances

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5373 Diploma of Dental Technology

Course Title: Repair and modify dentures and appliances

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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)

DENT5874C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

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 reline, rebase, repair and modify removable prostheses.

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:

HLTDET014 Repair and modify dentures and appliances

Elements:

1. Prepare case

2. Prepare model

3. Repair denture or appliance

4. Modify denture or appliance where required

5. Trim, shape and finish denture or appliance


Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Prepare case

 

1.1 Apply standard precautions when receiving, handling and working on dentures and appliances

1.2 Decontaminate dentures and appliances according to infection control guidelines

1.3 Read and correctly interpret work order

1.4 Examine fractured components for defects

1.5 Realign, position and secure fractured components in their correct relationship

 

  1. Prepare model

 

2.1 Construct model according to the work order.

2.2 Construct articulation key

 

  1. Repair denture or appliance

 

3.1 Prepare and shape denture surfaces to allow for bonding with the new material

3.2 Relocate components

3.3 Select and prepare materials and processing equipment

3.4 Apply repair materials using the correct technique to the required shape and thickness

3.5 Process materials according to manufacturers’ instructions

 

  1. Modify denture or appliance where required

 

4.1 Decontaminate impressions according to infection control guidelines

4.2 Pour the model material into the impression in accordance with accepted techniques

4.3 Articulate case and transfer records, or construct articulation key as required

4.4 Prepare denture or appliance surfaces appropriately for the modification to be made

4.5 Reline, re-base or modify the denture in accordance with work order

 

  1. Trim, shape and finish denture or appliance

 

5.1 Trim denture or appliance to relevant anatomical outline or required extension of the base

5.2 Examine the tissue fitting surface and remove any processing anomalies and sharp surfaces

5.3 Refine and polish surfaces and produce required contours

5.4 Evaluate the finished prosthesis

5.5 Decontaminate the appliance according to infection control guidelines

5.6 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

Ass1

Ass 2

Ass 3

1.1

x

x

x

1.2

x

x

x

1.3

x

x

x

1.4

x

x

x

1.5

x

x

x

2.1

x

x

x

2.2

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

4.1

x

x

x

4.2

x

x

x

4.3

x

x

x

4.4

x

x

x

4.5

x

x

x

5.1

x

x

x

5.2

x

x

x

5.3

x

x

x

5.4

x

x

x

5.5

x

x

x

5.6

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.