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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2020

Course Code: DENT5852C

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

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6157 - Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics

Course Contact: Rachael Starr

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1420

Course Contact Email:

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Nominal Hours: 200

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

Assumed knowledge and skills from the successful completion of the Diploma of Dental Technology.

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to create and outline the form of dentures, record jaw relationships and select artificial teeth for dentate and edentulous patients.


This unit applies to work in dental prosthetics.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDEP004 Establish and record jaw relationships and select artificial teeth


1. Prepare patient for procedure

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Interpret and clarify referred work order if from unfamiliar source

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

1.3 Prepare personal protective equipment for the patient 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 manufacturers’ instructions


3. Record jaw relationships and occlusion

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Ensure adequacy of natural and artificial light for selection of colour and shade

4.2 Consult patient regarding aesthetic and functional requirements

4.3 Consider properties and composition of artificial teeth in relation to wear and aesthetics

4.4 Examine manufacturers’ mould and shade guides

4.5 Select artificial teeth that are appropriate in shade, size and shape


4. Select appropriate artificial teeth

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Position the patient comfortably for the procedure

3.2 Instruct the patient on participation during the procedure

3.3 Ensure stability and comfort of registration rims

3.4 Observe centric and eccentric mandibular movements

3.5 Determine and record functional measurements and dimensions

3.6 Consider referral if jaw relationship cannot be determined

3.7 Check recordings by observation and repetition.

3.8 Maintain integrity of the recording during extra-oral transfer

3.9 Ensure the patient’s wellbeing before they leave dental workplace

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Prepare patient for procedure

2. Select technique, equipment and materials for recordings

3. Record jaw relationships and occlusion

4. Select appropriate artificial teeth       


Details of Learning Activities

You will learn through a number of planned activities (face to face classes, simulated workplace learning, online learning and other forms of structured teaching and learning). You will be observed and assessed through their planned activities throughout the duration of the course.

Teaching Schedule

Refer to Canvas for class schedule

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment 1 - Clinical placement logbook

Assessment 2 - Practical task

Assessment 3 - Written assignment


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


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1 - Task 1 Knowledge Assessment  - Open Book written assessment .All questions to be answered correctly to be deemed Satisfactory

Assessment 2 - Task 2 Practical Task - Face bow Transfer   To be completed in Sim lab 3rd fl dhsv rmit under clinical conditions

Assessment 3 - Task 3 Practical Task - Task performed during 240 hours of work in a clinical dental workplace environment (clinical logbook based evidence)

 customised the form of the registration rims prior to recording the jaw relationships and occlusions for at least 4 different patients including:

- 2 complete maxillary and mandibular dentures

  • and any 4 dentures of the following, 2 of which must be partial dentures.

     established and recorded jaw relationships and occlusion for 4 different patients

    • selected appropriate shade and mould for artificial teeth for 4 different patients.

Assessment Matrix

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


Other Information

Competency requirements and Grading:

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

You will be advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Observation of You performing work is used to confirm competency.


Grading available are:

Grade level Competency Level

CA Competency Achieved -The learner will be able to apply facts, rules and standard solutions to achieve a predictable task or solve a problem.

NYC Not Yet Competent

-Although the learner exhibits access to a limited range of facts and rules, the learner has difficulty applying these facts and rules to a familiar task.

DNS: Did not submit assessment

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you.

Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are: assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice B maths and science developmental support and advice

English language development

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Equitable learning services:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact equitable learning services to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

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 Assessment Submission:


Turnitin is an online text-matching service which can be used to support academic integrity and address plagiarism. All submissions via Turnitin within Canvas include the relevant wording for the e-Submission authorisation process. You are to use Turnitin. To verify that the work submitted is their own work and referenced accordingly. This software will be used by all staff to ensure original work by You is checked at submission of the assessment.

 Good practice

  • Providing clear advice to you on the e-Submission process as part of their assessment expectations assists in ensuring that it is straightforward for RMIT You to submit work electronically.
  • You can submit non-electronic works via conversion by a digital scanner, i.e. paper-based assessments can be scanned and submitted for assessment via the e-Submission process.
  • Establishing a Turnitin assignment in Canvas is a quick way to provide an e-Submission process for a class group.

You must submit all assessment tasks electronically via blackboard as directed by their teacher.

You are not to email or hand assessment tasks to teachers in  corridor or cafeteria etc

 Late submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and

Lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.

The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.


Refer to RMIT University Policies and Procedures, verify for most recent version.

 Special consideration:

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Plagiarism may occur in oral or written presentations. Plagiarism is the presentation of another person’s work, idea or creation as one’s own; without appropriate referencing. Plagiarism is not acceptable. The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct, which may result in cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.

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Other Information:


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