Course Title: Establish and record jaw relationships and select artificial teeth

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: DENT5794C

Course Title: Establish and record jaw relationships and select artificial teeth

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6123 - 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 9341 1410
Zanne Frazer 9341 1402
Olga Tsibidis 9341 1410

Nominal Hours: 180

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

HLTDP601D Identify, select and prepare instruments, equipment, materials as required
HLTDP602D Gather data, conduct a dental prosthetic examination and develop treatment plan
HLTDP603C Take impressions
HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures
HLTIN302C Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work
HLTWHS401A Maintain workplace WHS processes

Course Description

Establish and record jaw relationships and select artificial teeth

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDP604D Establish and record jaw relationships and select artificial teeth


1. Prepare client for procedure

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Interpret prescription if referred from another source
1.2 Provide full details of the procedure to the client and/or carer
1.3 Prepare personal protective equipment for the client and members of the dental team


2. Select technique, equipment and materials for recordings

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Select technique, equipment and materials that are appropriate for the procedure
2.2 Prepare and use equipment and materials in accordance with manufacturer's instructions


3. Record jaw relationships and occlusion

Performance Criteria:

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 Ensure stability and comfort of registration rims
3.5 Observe centric and eccentric mandibular movements
3.6 Determine and record functional measurements and dimensions
3.7 Consider referral if jaw relationship is unable to be determined
3.8 Check recordings by observation and repetition
3.9 Maintain integrity of the recording during extra-oral transfer
3.10 Ensure the client's well being prior to being dismissed


4. Select appropriate artificial teeth

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Ensure adequacy of natural and artificial light for selection of colour and shade
4.2 Consult client regarding aesthetic and functional requirements
4.3 Consider properties and composition of artificial teeth in relation to wear and aesthetics
4.4 Examine manufacturer's mould and shade guides
4.5 Select artificial teeth that are appropriate in shade, size and shape

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit you will have the skills and knowledge required to create and outline the form of the dentures, record jaw relationships and select artificial teeth.

Details of Learning Activities

Research the following:
• Recording devices/techniques
• Transfers
• Articulators
• Physics of light

Participate in individual/team scenarios/role plays/case studies

Participate in simulated workplace scenarios requiring peer review for:
• Selecting technique, equipment and materials for recordings
• Registering jaw relationships
• Face bow transfer
• Gothic arch tracing
• Selecting appropriate artificial teeth
• Use of mould and shade guides
In the supervised clinical environment perform
• Measuring and recording of jaw relationships
• Selecting artificial teeth
• Taking tooth shades

Teaching Schedule

Relevant current legislation and guidelines
• types
• freeway space
• jaw position
Measuring and recording of jaw relationships and occlusion
• rationale and objectives
• equipment and materials
• Techniques/procedures
Anatomy & physiology
Tooth shade taking
• Rationale and objectives
• Physics of light refraction
• Factors which influence selection of tooth shades
• Effects of aging, tooth wear and staining on shade
• Techniques for taken tooth shades
• Materials and equipment
• Critical issues for taken tooth shades
• Social, cultural and psychological factors affecting patient perception and acceptance of tooth shade
Dental Materials used in aesthetic restoration
Patient communication and management
Work effectiveness

Teachers: Zanne Frazer, Craig McCracken, Olga Tsibidis, Patricia Iliopolos & Peter Daffy

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

"Pocket Atlas of Oral Diseases" by G.Laskaris (Thieme books) "Prosthetic Treatment of the Edentulous Patient" 5th Ed. by R M Basker and J C Davenport (Blackwell Munksgaard books) The Royal Australian College of General Practicianers – New Guide to Medicines and Drugs DK Publications


Other Resources

Online research.

RMIT Library

Overview of Assessment

Clinical demonstration. Patient record.

Assessment Tasks

Occlusion test-  Written short answer tests
Assessor: Craig McCracken


Report on registration tacking procedures, materials, instruments and equipment including OVD, RVD and FWS- Written report (patient record) and oral presentation
Assessor: Zanne Frazer


Case Study – presentation patient - Word processed patient record report for every patient treated
Assessor: Zanne Frazer

Complete journal of experience in relation to outcomes of simulated practical training and clinical experience placement - Word processed patient record report for every patient treated
Assessor: Zanne Frazer


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.

Assessment Matrix

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