Course Title: Insert and issue a completed removable dental prosthesis

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6157 Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics

Course Title: Insert and issue a completed removable dental prosthesis

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 100

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.

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

DENT5854C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2017

Course Contact: Nicholas Greer

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 93411420

Course Contact Email: nicholas.greer@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

 

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to insert, alter and issue a completed removable dental prosthesis for dentate and edentulous patients.

 

This unit applies to work in dental prosthetics.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this competency, however the assumed knowledge is that you have successfully completed the Diploma of Dental Technology



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDEP006 Insert and issue a completed removable dental prosthesis

Elements:

1. Prepare patient 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 patient


Learning Outcomes

 

You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency:

- Face to Face classes

- Simulated Workplace Learning

- Online learning via blackboard

- Other forms of structured teaching and learning

You will be observed and assessed through your planned activities throughout the duration of the course.

 

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

1. Prepare patient for procedure             

1.1 Prepare personal protective equipment for the patient and members of the dental team

1.2 Position patient correctly for procedure

1.3 Provide full details of the procedure to the patient or carer and confirm consent to follow treatment plan

1.4 Prepare equipment and materials in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions

 

2. Check the removable dental prosthesis prior to insertion             

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

2.3Interpret advice from laboratory on fitting procedures and potential problems

 

3. Fit and evaluate the prosthesis             

3.1 Position the patient comfortably for the procedure

3.2 Instruct the patient on participation during the procedure

3.3 Examine the prosthesis for retention and stability

3.4 Check the fitting surfaces of the appliance and ensure there are no sharp ridges or acrylic pearls

3.5 Place denture in the mouth and assess that no over-extensions occur along the periphery of the dentures

3.6 Confirm that the occlusal relationships are acceptable

3.7 Assess aesthetics of removable dental prosthesis

3.8 Assess phonetics of removable dental prosthesis

3.9 Assess patient comfort of removable dental prosthesis

 

4. Alter prosthesis         

4.1 Use materials and equipment required to carry out alterations in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions

4.2 Alter the fitting surface when pressure is indicated or when discrepancies to retention and stability are found

4.3 Adjust occlusion of the prosthesis using occlusal indicator materials where required

4.4 Complete documentation

 

5. Evaluate procedure and instruct the patient     

5.1 Discuss hygiene and maintenance instructions for the removable dental prosthesis and supporting structures with the patient or carer

5.2 Provide advice on necessary follow up treatment to patient or carer

5.3 Reach mutual agreement that all outcomes of the treatment have been fulfilled

 


Overview of Assessment

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency, the underpinning knowledge and the skill application. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of the competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

 

 

Assessment

Assessment:  Task 1

Clinical placement and skills evidence record – observation checklist (4 patients  – 2 x partial, 2 x full)

Assessment: Task 2

Reflective journal / Photographic portfolio

Assessment: Task 3

Assignment – student to develop practice manual focussing on communication plan and checklist

 

 

 

Assessment Mapping Matrix

 

Elements/Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

 Assessment 3

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