Course Title: Construct immediate dentures

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Teaching Period: VE 2020

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Course Code: DENT5866C

Course Title: Construct immediate dentures

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5387 - Diploma of Dental Technology

Course Contact: Rachael Starr

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1420

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Nominal Hours: 60

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to construct complete and partial immediate replacement dentures and surgical templates.


This unit applies to work in dental technology.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDET006 Construct immediate dentures


1. Arrange artificial teeth for try-in

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Select artificial teeth in accordance with work order 1.2 Arrange artificial teeth in current edentulous area in accordance with work order


2. Arrange artificial teeth and construct surgical template for finish

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Remove model teeth individually and prepare the ridge in accordance with work order 2.2 Arrange artificial teeth in sequence as each model tooth is removed 2.3 Adjust existing artificial teeth if necessary when commencing removal of model teeth 2.4 Contour wax surfaces 2.5 Invest/key and boil out 2.6 Finalise the ridge shape 2.7 Duplicate and pour model 2.8 Construct surgical template


3. Process immediate denture

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Trim and polish immediate dentures 3.2 Process surgical template 3.3 Trim and polish surgical template 3.4 Decontaminate the denture and surgical template according to infection control guidelines 3.5 Place denture and surgical template in a suitable container that will keep moist in accordance with infection control guidelines

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Arrange artificial teeth for try-in 
  1. Arrange artificial teeth and construct surgical template for finish 
  1. Process immediate dentures

Details of Learning Activities

Theory lectures/tutorial   Practical laboratory activities 

Teaching Schedule

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Learning Resources

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Overview of Assessment

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency.   

Regular attendance is necessary. 

Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks and consist of theory and practical based tasks.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Construct immediate dentures theory assessment    Assessment 2: Construct immediate dentures practical assessment, Part 1 (construct surgical guide) & Part 2 (construct immediate denture) 

Assessment Matrix

The assessment tasks listed in this course guide address all the elements and criteria of the requirements of this course. 

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