Course Title: Construct removable acrylic partial dentures

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5312 Diploma of Dental Technology

Course Title: Construct removable acrylic partial dentures

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2013,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015,
Term1 2016

Course Contact: Mark Doherty

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1407

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge you will require to construct partial dentures for patients. The type of patient that would wear a partial denture is someone who has lost natural teeth and is replacing them with artificial teeth (denture). The unit provides you with the skills to produce a partial denture for a patient that is both functional and aesthetic.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

HLTDT301C Construct models
HLTDT302C Construct custom impression trays
HLTDT303C Construct registration rims
HLTDT304C Articulate models and transfer records
HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDT508C Construct removable acrylic partial dentures


1. Design acrylic removable partial denture

2. Select and prepare materials

3. Arrange artificial teeth

4. Construct retainer units

5. Select and prepare materials and processing technique

6. Process denture or appliance

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course you will be able to demonstrate, on a consistent basis, the arrangement of artificial teeth for a partial prosthesis (dentures) as well as techniques for converting the wax trial dentures into a final hard acrylic suitable for wear by a patient. You will set teeth in various arrangements in accordance with a prescription dependent on the teeth that the patient is missing.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed in a simulated workplace and under the normal range of work conditions.

You will be assessed on both the essential knowledge and the demonstration of essential skills through;

Completion of practical exercises - including detailed self reflection of each exercise
Practical exam
Theory exam