Course Title: Insert and issue a completed removable dental prosthesis

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: DENT5219C

Course Title: Insert and issue a completed removable dental prosthesis

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6081 - Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics

Course Contact: Mark Doherty

Course Contact Phone: Ph: (03) 9341 1407

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

craig mccracken (03)9341 1410   zanne frazer (03)9341 1402

Nominal Hours: 75

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

HLTIN301A Comply with infection control policies and procedures in health work
HLTIN302A Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work
HLTOHS400A Maintain OHS processes in the health industry
HLTDP601B Identify, select and prepare instruments, equipment, materials as required
HLTDP602B Gather data, take history, conduct a dental prosthetic examination and develop a treatment plan
HLTDP603B Take impressions
HLTDP604B Establish and record jaw relationships and select artificial teeth
HLTDP605B Evaluate a removable dental prosthesis at try-in stage

Course Description

Insert and issue a completed removable dental prosthesis

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDP606B Insert and issue a completed removable dental prosthesis


1. Prepare client for procedure
2. Check the removable dental prosthesis prior to insertion
3. Fit and evaluate the prosthesis
4. Alter prosthesis
5. Evaluate procedure and instruct the client

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Prepare personal protective equipment for the client and members of the dental team
1.2 Position client correctly for procedure
1.3 Provide full details of the procedure to the client and/or carer
1.4 Prepare equipment and materials in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions
2.1 Decontaminate the completed removable dental prosthesis according to infection control guidelines
2.2 Remove potential injury causing areas of the prosthesis prior to insertion
2.3 Interpret advice from laboratory on fitting procedures and potential problems
3.1 Implement aseptic techniques to prevent the spread of infection
3.2 Position the client comfortably for the procedure
3.3 Instruct client on participation during the procedure
3.4 Examine the prosthesis for retention and stability
3.5 Check the fitting surfaces of the appliance and ensure there are no sharp ridges or acrylic pearls
3.6 Place denture in the mouth and assess that no over-extensions occur along the periphery of the dentures
3.7 Confirm the occlusal relationships are acceptable
3.8 Assess aesthetics
3.9 Assess phonetics
3.10 Assess client comfort
4.1 Use materials and equipment required to carry out alterations in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions
4.2 Alter the fitting surface when pressure is indicated or when discrepancies to retention and stability are found
4.3Add materials to correct major discrepancies, either intra-orally or using a reline technique
4.4 Adjust occlusion of the prosthesis using occlusal indicator materials where required
4.5 Complete documentation
5.1 Discuss hygiene and maintenance instructions for the removable dental prosthesis and supporting structures with the client and/or carer
5.2 Provide advice on necessary follow up treatment to client and/or carer
5.3 Reach mutual agreement that all outcomes of the treatment have been fulfilled

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit you have the skills and knowledge required to insert, alter and issue a completed removable dental prosthesis.
Clients may be dentate or edentulous.

Details of Learning Activities

Lecture. Clinical practice. Patient records.

Teaching Schedule

Relevant current legislation and guidelines
Customer Service
• Identification of customers:
• Principles of customer service
• Customer feedback
• Handling customer complaints
• Product and service standards and best practice models
• Principles of quality assurance
• Public relations and product promotion
• Consultation methods, techniques and protocols
• Techniques for dealing with customers, including customers with special needs
Completed dental prosthesis
• Types
• Materials and equipment
• Maintenance requirements
• OHS & Infection control
• interpersonal communication
• complaints handling, conflict management & negotiation
• Patient/behaviour management
• Cultural understandings
Work effectiveness

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Problems and Solutions in Complete Denture Prosthodontics" by David J Lamb (Quintessence books) "Pocket Atlas of Oral Diseases" by G.Laskaris (Thieme books) "Prosthetic Treatment of the Edentulous Patient" 4th Ed. by R M Basker and J C Davenport (Blackwell Munksgaard books)


Other Resources

RMIT online learning Hub
Journals, Brochures, Pamphlets, Periodicals, Newspapers

Overview of Assessment

Clinical demonstration. Patient records.

Assessment Tasks

Perform elements and performance criteria of competence as designated for this unit of competence to the required standard consistently across a range of variables during clinical placement. See critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit.

Report on denture insertion clinical experiences and procedures, materials, instruments and equipment. (Patient records, Case histories – presentation patients)

Complete journal of experience in relation to outcomes of simulated practical training and clinical experience placement (Patient records & Case histories)

* Co assessed with this will be elements of HLTHIR501A:- Maintain an effective health work environment, HLTIN301A:- Comply with infection control policies and procedures and HLTOHS:- Maintain OHS processes*

Assessment Matrix

Consistent clinical demonstration addressing all the performance criteria across a wide range of variables. 80%
Patient records and Case histories addressing performance criteria. 20%
*All assessment tasks must be successfully completed for competency to be attained in this unit.

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