Course Title: Construct thermoformed bases and appliances

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5387 Diploma of Dental Technology

Course Title: Construct thermoformed bases and appliances

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 35

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.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

DENT5865C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2019,
Term1 2020

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

DENT5865C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

VE 2019 (All)

DENT5865C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

VE 2020 (All)

Course Contact: Sue Fatone

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1406

Course Contact Email: sue.fatone@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to construct thermoformed bases and appliances such as mouthguards, bleaching trays and orthodontic retainers.

This unit applies to work in dental technology.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDET005 Construct thermoformed bases and appliances

Elements:

1. Prepare model

2. Thermo-form appliance or base from blank

3. Trim, shape and finish appliances or bases


Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Prepare model 
  1. Thermo-form appliance or base from blank 
  1. Trim, shape and finish appliances or bases


Overview of Assessment

You must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that you have:

• read and correctly interpreted work orders and constructed the following 3 appliances:

   - mouthguard

   - bleaching tray

   - splint

• used standard precautions and safe work practices to trim, polish and finish 2 thermo-formed appliances suitable for insertion in the mouth

• critically evaluated the 2 different types of thermo-formed appliances produced to meet technical laboratory and clinician requirements.

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency.   

Regular attendance is necessary. 

Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks and consist of theory and practical based tasks.