Course Title: Construct complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5373 Diploma of Dental Technology

Course Title: Construct complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 150

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Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

DENT5875C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2017,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Matthew Clatyon

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1417

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



Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to construct a complete trial prosthesis for upper and lower arch, suitable for insertion in the mouth, then convert it to clinically acceptable materials and finish according to laboratory standards.

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:

HLTDET015 Construct complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances

Elements:

1. Articulate by means of face-bow

2. Prepare case for setting of teeth

3. Arrange artificial teeth

4. Wax up denture for try-in

5. Check and modify the returned trial prosthesis

6. Wax case for finish consistent with work order

7. Select and prepare materials and processing technique

8. Process denture

9. Finish denture


Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Articulate by means of face-bow

 

1.1 Receive face-bow with completed bite registration.

1.2 Read and interpret work order

1.3 Articulate on an industry specific articulator in accordance with clinician requirements

 

  1. Prepare case for setting of teeth

        

2.1 Select artificial teeth in accordance with work order

2.2 Modify bases and rims as required for positioning teeth

 

  1. Arrange artificial teeth

 

3.1 Follow work order to position and attach the prescribed artificial teeth

3.2 Shape and contour the supportive wax and contour to gingival outline

 

  1. Wax up denture for try-in

 

4.1 Contour facial and lingual aspects

4.2 Locate and relieve muscle attachments

4.3 Smooth and round peripheral extensions

4.4 Confirm distal extensions

4.5 Decontaminate the trial prosthesis according to infection control guidelines

4.6 Dry the trial prosthesis and place in a sealed container for dispatch

 

  1. Check and modify the returned trial prosthesis

 

5.1 Decontaminate the returned prosthesis and identify any modifications that are required

5.2 Check the returned trial prosthesis for loosening or movement of teeth and make necessary adjustments

5.3 Fit the returned trial prosthesis to the model if it needs to be modified, articulate and make necessary modifications

 

  1. Wax case for finish consistent with work order

 

6.1 Evaluate the work order, models and denture design and decide whether or not to use a duplicate model for processing the final prosthesis

6.2 Apply wax as required by work order

6.3 Contour facial and lingual aspects

 

  1. Select and prepare materials and processing technique

 

7.1 Identify the appropriate polymer system for case

7.2 Identify the appropriate investment technique

7.3 Identify the appropriate processing cycle

7.4 Select polymeric material to construct the prosthesis

7.5 Prepare system components in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions

7.6 Allow materials to reach application stage

 

  1. Process denture

 

8.1 Apply appropriate investment techniques

8.2 Apply material to mould

8.3 Process the polymeric material for the correct length of time at the correct temperature

8.4 Devest model and remove the processed prosthesis without causing damage to it

8.5 Trim excess material and remount on articulator

 

  1. Finish denture

 

9.1 Select methods, materials and equipment for trimming, finishing and polishing the prosthesis appropriate to the appliance and the materials used in its construction

9.2 Reposition models on the articulator where possible

9.3 Assess the articulated prosthesis and confirm that articulation is appropriate to the work order

9.4 Make any necessary adjustments to maintain original vertical dimension

9.5 Remove any processing irregularities and sharp edges

9.6 Polish the non-fitting surfaces of the prosthesis to create smooth, polished surfaces

9.7 Evaluate the finished prosthesis

9.8 Decontaminate the dentures according to infection control guidelines

9.9 Place 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

 

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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.