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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

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

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Craig McCracken 9341 1410
Zanne Frazer 9341 1402

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

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
• 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

This unit of competency is delivered and assessed over two semesters finishing at the end of the 3rd semester. You will be expected to complete the Occlusion studies test in this second semester

Your assessment will be graded with either a Px(Satisfactory) or NYC(Not Satisfactory) according to the assessment guidelines in accordance with the training package elements and essential skills.

Your assessments tasks will consist of :

Occlusion studies test-  Written short answer test Monday 26th October 2015
Assessor: Craig McCracken


Word processed patient record report for every patient treated (Case Histories) A complete journal of experience in relation to outcomes of simulated practical training and clinical experience placement - All documents due no later than  
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

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

Patient records addressing performance criteria. Occlusion report and test.

* Co assessed with this will be elements of HLTIN501C:- Maintain an effective health work environment, HLTIN301C:- Comply with infection control policies and procedures and HLTWHS401A:- Maintain WHS processes*

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

Other Information


RMIT University requires that you present YOUR work for assessment. Plagiarism is a form of cheating. It is the presentation of the work or idea of another person. Plagiarism is NOT acceptable. Penalties can include charges of academic misconduct, cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.

Please note: It is also a disciplinary offence to allow your work to be plagiarised by another student. When signing the coversheet to submit your learning guides and assessments.

Special consideration:

Please note: Students may apply for Special Consideration as per the information via the RMIT website consideration

if they believe complete assessment for this unit by the submission date has been affected by factors beyond their control. Special consideration must be lodged prior to or within 48 hours of the scheduled assessment time or assessment submission date. The application for Special Consideration is NOT granted automatically on application.

RMIT assessment policies - RMIT University

Special consideration online application - RMIT University:

Non completion or non-submission of compulsory tasks:

Failure to complete any or all of the compulsory tasks listed above will prevent the student from achieving a CA (competency achieved) result for unit HLTDP604D Establish jaw relationships. This will result in the student not completing the unit successfully. NYC (not yet competent) will be recorded and re enrolment will be required to continue the unit/program. Fees will be incurred. Please note: A second opportunity for assessment will not be granted unless the student has applied for and been granted special consideration as per RMIT assessment policy.

Assessment Appeal Process:
The Appeals Against Assessment policy and procedure applies to all coursework programs in all careers. The appeal process is staged and students are required to follow each stage in order to ensure their full entitlement to appeal is available

Students are required to support the learning outcomes this Unit with work based experience and/ or further self managed research to support positive outcomes in this Unit.

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