Course Title: Evaluate a removable dental prosthesis at try-in stage

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: DENT5795C

Course Title: Evaluate a removable dental prosthesis at try-in stage

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: 140

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
HLTDP604D Establish and record jaw relationships and select artificial teeth
HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures
HLTIN302C Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work
HLTWHS401A Maintain workplace WHS processes

Course Description

Evaluate a removable dental prosthesis at try-in stage

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDP605D Evaluate a removable dental prosthesis at try-in stage


1. Prepare client for procedure

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Interpret prescription if referred from another source
1.2 Prepare personal protective equipment for the client and members of the dental team
1.3 Position client correctly for procedure
1.4 Provide full details of the procedure to the client and/or carer
1.5 Prepare equipment and materials in accordance with manufacturer's instructions


2. Perform check of try-in prosthesis prior to insertion

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Decontaminate the try-in prosthesis according to infection control guidelines
2.2 Remove potential injury causing areas of the prosthesis prior to insertion
2.3 Check teeth and other components to ensure they will not dislodge during the procedure


3. Fit and evaluate try-in prosthesis

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 Examine the try-in prosthesis for retention and stability
3.5 Examine the occlusal relationships of the try-in prosthesis for accuracy of centric relation
3.6 Assess the aesthetic appearance of teeth and gums
3.7 Assess that speech has not been affected
3.8 Assess client comfort
3.9 Complete documentation as required



4. Alter try-in prosthesis

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Make changes to the prosthesis in accordance with the evaluation at the try-in stage
4.2 Repeat the evaluation of the try-in prosthesis
4.3 Ensure functional and aesthetic acceptability of the dentures to the operator
4.4 Ensure functional and aesthetic acceptability of the dentures to the client
4.5 Provide client with full details for the next stage
4.6 Complete documentation as required


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit you will have the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and modify the try-in fitting of a removable dental prosthesis prior to its completion.
Clients may be partialy dentate or edentulous.

Details of Learning Activities

Research of service delivery planning frameworks
Participate in individual/team scenarios/role plays/case studies relating to managing the delivery of quality patient care

In the supervised clinical environment perform
• Coordinating services provided to patients
• Managing service delivery within a planning framework
• Reviewing patient services
• Performing check of try-in prosthesis
• Fitting and evaluating try-in prosthesis
• Altering try-in prosthesis

Teaching Schedule

Relevant current legislation and guidelines
• rationale and objectives
• materials and equipment
• procedure
• evaluation
• fit
• function
• aesthetics
• modification/rectification
• occupational health and safety
• infection control
Patient communication
• Principles and practices which underpin interpersonal communication
• Principles and practices which underpin negotiation to consensus outcome
• Patient/behaviour management techniques
• Using cultural understandings
Work effectiveness
• Principles of quality assurance
• Principles of work effectiveness and organisation
• Problem solving
• Evaluation skills

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 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. Clinical Observation including ADODP Log Book

Report on try-in clinical experiences and procedures, materials, instruments and equipment.
Case Study – presentation patient

Complete journal of experience in relation to outcomes of simulated practical training and clinical experience placement
(Patient records)- Word processed patient record report for every patient treated

* Co assessed with this will be elements of HLTHIR501C:- Maintain an effective health work environment, HLTIN301C:- Comply with infection control policies and procedures and HLTWHS401A:- Maintain WHS processes*

Assessment Matrix

Word processed patient record report for every patient treated - patient case histories 20%
Assessor: Zanne Frazer

Patient records addressing performance criteria. 10%

Consistent clinical demonstration addressing all the performance criteria across a wide range of variables.(including ADODP Log Book) 70%


*All assessment tasks must be successfully completed before competency can be obtained

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