Course Title: Construct simple complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: DENT5197C

Course Title: Construct simple complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5206 - Diploma of Dental Technology

Course Contact: Mark Doherty

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1407

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Simon Pearse: Ph - 9341 1411
Fax - 93411401
Email –

Zanne Frazer: Ph - 9341 1402
Fax - 9341 1401
Email –

Nicholas Greer: Ph - 9341 1420
Fax - 93411401
Email –

James Moser: Ph – 9341 1417
Fax - 9341 1401
Email –

Nominal Hours: 80

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

• HLTIN301A: Comply with infection control policies and procedures.
• HLTDT301B: Construct models.
• HLTDT302B: Construct custom impression trays.
• HLTDT303B: Construct registration rims.
• HLTDT304B: Articulate models and transfer records.

Course Description

This course is concerned with the selection, arrangement and wax contouring of a complete denture.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDT519A Construct simple complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances


1: Prepare case for setting of teeth
2: Arrange artificial teeth
3: Wax up for denture try-in

Performance Criteria:

1. Articulate by means of face-bow 1.1 Receive face-bow with completed bite registration
1.2 Read and interpret prescription card
1.3 Articulate on an industry specific articulator in accordance with operator requirements
2. Prepare case for setting of teeth
2.1 Select artificial teeth in accordance with prescription
2.2 Modify bases and rims as required for positioning teeth
3. Arrange artificial teeth 3.1 Follow prescription to position and attach the prescribed artificial teeth
3.2 Shape and contour the supportive wax and contour to gingival outline
4. Wax up denture for try-in 4.1 Contour facial and lingual aspects
4.2 Locate and relieve muscle attachments
4.3 Smooth and round peripheral extensions
4.4 Confirm distal extensions
4.5 Decontaminate the trial prosthesis according to infection control guidelines
4.6 Dry the trial prosthesis and place in a sealed container for dispatch
5. Check and modify the returned trial prosthesis 5.1 Decontaminate the returned prosthesis and identify any modifications that are required
5.2 Check the returned trial prosthesis for loosening or movement of teeth and make necessary adjustments
5.3 Fit the returned trial prosthesis to the model if it needs to be modified, articulate and make necessary modifications
6. Wax case for finish consistent with prescription 6.1 Evaluate the prescription, the casts and the denture design and decide whether to use a duplicate cast for processing the final prosthesis
6.2 Apply wax as required by work order
6.3 Contour facial and lingual aspects
7. Select and prepare materials and processing technique
7.1 Identify the appropriate polymer system for case
7.2 Identify the appropriate investment technique
7.3 Identify the appropriate processing cycle
7.4 Select polymeric material to construct the prosthesis
7.5 Prepare system components in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions
7.6 Allow materials to reach application stage
8. Process denture or appliance 8.1 Apply appropriate investment techniques
8.2 Apply material to mould
8.3 Process the polymeric material for the correct length of time at the correct temperature
8.4 Devest model and remove the processed prosthesis without causing damage to it
8.5 Trim excess material and remount on articulator
9. Finish denture or appliance 9.1 Select methods, materials and equipment for trimming, finishing and polishing the prosthesis appropriate to the appliance and the materials used in its construction
9.2 Reposition models on the articulator where possible
9.3 Assess the articulated prosthesis and confirm that articulation is appropriate to the prescription
9.4 Make any necessary adjustments to maintain original vertical dimension
9.5 Remove any processing irregularities and sharp edges
9.6 Polish the non-fitting surfaces of the prosthesis to create smooth, polished surfaces
9.7 Evaluate the finished prosthesis
9.8 Decontaminate the dentures according to infection control guidelines
9.9 Place in a sealed container for dispatch

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course the participants will be able to demonstrate, on a consistent basis, the arrangement of artificial teeth for complete dentures

Details of Learning Activities

Participation in group activities based on a simulated workplace exercises.
Practical exercises
Individual exercises carrying out requirements of competency.
Student experiences in workplace “on job training”

Learning guide pass mark 80%

Teaching Schedule

Construct Full Dentures - 14/02/2012 (0830-1230)

Abnormal Jaw Relationships - 23/04/2012 (0830-1230)

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Anatomy of Orofacial Structures


Mosby's Dental Dictionary



Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

This unit is to be assessed in a simulated workplace and under the normal range of work conditions.
Practical exercises, presentation of competency assessment exercises & written tests are used

Assessment Tasks

The assessments in this unit are undertaken in a simulated workplace and under the normal range of work conditions in the form of practical exercises, a practical competency, all of which are to be co-assessed with the following units;
HLTIN301A: Comply with Infection Control,
HLTOHS300A: Contribute to OHS Processes,
BSBCMN302A: Organise Personal Work Priorities,
BSBCMN305A: Organise Workplace Information

A theoretical exam (PASS MARK 60%)

All forms of assessments and co-assessed units are to be competently passed to pass this unit.

Method of assessment

• Evidence of essential knowledge and understanding may be provided by:
- traditional or online (computer-based) assessment
- written assignments/projects
• Case study and scenario as a basis for discussion of issues and strategies to contribute to best practice
• Questioning
• Staff and/or client feedback
• Supporting statement of supervisor
• Authenticated evidence of relevant work experience and/or formal/informal learning
• Role play/simulation

Assessment Matrix

Weighting of the assessment tasks:

* Practical competency - 50%
* Theoretical exam - 50%  PASS MARK 60%

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