Course Title: Construct immediate dentures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: VE 2020

Class Number: 2788

Class Section: LCS2

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Course Code: DENT5866C

Course Title: Construct immediate dentures

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5387 - Diploma of Dental Technology

Course Contact: Rachael Starr

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1420

Course Contact Email:

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Nominal Hours: 60

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


Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to construct complete and partial immediate replacement dentures and surgical templates.


This unit applies to work in dental technology.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDET006 Construct immediate dentures


1. Arrange artificial teeth for try-in

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Select artificial teeth in accordance with work order

1.2 Arrange artificial teeth in current edentulous area in accordance with work order


2. Arrange artificial teeth and construct surgical template for finish

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Remove model teeth individually and prepare the ridge in accordance with work order
2.2 Arrange artificial teeth in sequence as each model tooth is removed
2.3 Adjust existing artificial teeth if necessary when commencing removal of model teeth
2.4 Contour wax surfaces
2.5 Invest/key and boil out
2.6 Finalise the ridge shape
2.7 Duplicate and pour model
2.8 Construct surgical template


3. Process immediate denture

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Trim and polish immediate dentures
3.2 Process surgical template
3.3 Trim and polish surgical template
3.4 Decontaminate the denture and surgical template according to infection control guidelines
3.5 Place denture and surgical template in a suitable container that will keep moist in accordance with infection control guidelines

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Arrange artificial teeth for try-in 
  1. Arrange artificial teeth and construct surgical template for finish 
  1. Process immediate dentures

Details of Learning Activities

Students will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency:

  • Face to Face classes
  • Written classroom tasks
  • Demonstration and classroom discussion
  • Facilitator led practical laboratory demonstration
  • Group discussions
  • Participation in group activities based on simulated workplace exercises
  • Laboratory practice, peer evaluation/feedback session/completion of practical worksheets
  • Online learning via CANVAS
  • Self-managed research to support completion of Study Guides.
  • Students will be observed and assessed through their planned activities throughout the duration of the course

Teaching Schedule

Note: While all course content in this schedule will be covered, the weekly order may change depending on class needs and availability of resources.



Session Topics


Day 01


Overview of the unit including:

  • Rationale for application of Immediate Dentures
  • Industry expectations
  • Learning guide
  • Assessment requirements
  • Assessment Task 1: Knowledge Assessment
  • Assessment Task 2: Practical Assessment


Preparation for practical work: Articulate Mx & Md models


Demonstrations and practical exercises:

(Exercise 1: F/- immediate, with demonstration and assistance)

  • Arrange artificial teeth for try in
  • Remove and socket Mx anterior teeth from model in sequence
  • Trim & place artificial teeth



Day 02


Demonstrations and practical exercises:

(Exercise 1 cont.)

  • Sequentially remove & socket Mx anterior teeth from model and trim & place artificial teeth (cont.)
  • Wax-up (open face anterior) and festoon
  • Flasking



Day 03



Demonstrations and practical exercises:

(Exercise 1 cont.)

  • Boil out, shape model
  • Construct surgical template
  • Pack, heat cure
  • Articulate Mx & Md (preparation for Exercise 2)


Demonstrations and practical exercises:

(Exercise 1)

  • Devest
  • Trim, polish


SUBMIT completed Exercise 1 (F/- immediate denture) for evaluation



Day 04


Feedback on submitted Exercise 1 submissions


Practical exercises:

(Exercise 2: F/- immediate, with minimal assistance)

  • Remove and socket Mx posterior teeth from model in sequence with trim and place artificial teeth
  • Wax-up (open face anterior) and festoon
  • Flasking
  • Pack, heat cure



Day 05



Practical exercises:

(Exercise 2 cont.)

  • Devest
  • Trim, polish


SUBMIT completed Exercise 2 (F/- immediate denture) for evaluation



Feedback on submitted Exercise 2 submissions


Practical assessment preparation:

  • Articulate Mx & Md (for Assessment Task 2: Construction of F/- immediate denture.)



Day 06


Practical assessment session 1 (of 2) (2 x 3.5hrs):

  • Assessment Task 2: Construction of F/- immediate denture (2 x 3.5hrs)



Day 07


Practical assessment session 2 (of 2) (1 x 3.5hrs):

  • Assessment Task 2: Construction of F/- immediate denture (cont.) (1 x 3.5hrs)

SUBMIT completed practical assessment (Assessment Task 2)




Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

The University Library has extensive resources and provides subject specialist expertise, research advice, help with referencing and support through:

The Learning Lab

The Study Support Hub

English for uni workshops

Overview of Assessment

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.

Assessment Tasks

Students enrolled in Vocational Education and Training qualifications are assessed for Competency.

To be assessed as Competent means you have consistently demonstrated the required knowledge and skills at a standard expected in the workplace.

To be assessed as Competent in this course, you will need to complete each assessment task to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

You should refer to the assessment brief which is available through Canvas for full assessment criteria.

Results that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

CA: Competency Achieved

NYC: Not Yet Competent

DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment


Assessment Task 1

(Available: Day 1)


Knowledge Assessment


This knowledge submission is to be completed outside of class hours.


Assessment must be researched, completed and submitted by the due date issued by assessor.  The due date will be published on CANVAS.


Students will be required to log into CANVAS to submit their assessment paper prior to the due date.


Feedback will be provided via CANVAS and students will have the opportunity to resubmit any completed assessment that is deemed unsatisfactory (one resubmission is allowed per assessment task). 


In order to achieve a Satisfactory result, students must complete ALL questions successfully on their re-submission.


More details and assessment requirements will be provided on CANVAS.



Assessment Task 2

(Days 6 & 7)


Practical Assessment


This assessment is conducted at RMIT Dental Technology Simulated Laboratory rooms and student's knowledge and skills will be observed.


Detailed information will be provided to students via Canvas and during their class attendance.


In order to proceed with this assessment task, student must wear appropriate laboratory PPE and attire.


Students will attempt this assessment under supervision of the assessor and they will be marked with either “S” (Satisfactory) or “NYS“ (Not Yet Satisfactory) according to the assessment guidelines and criteria outlined in the HLTDET007 Assessment document.


All assessment criteria must be successfully completed in order to achieve a satisfactory result and students will receive verbal and written feedback.




Assessment Matrix

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

Other Information

Attendance:   Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.     Information about your studies:   You can access My Studies through the RMIT website for information about timetables, important dates, assessment dates, results and progress, Canvas etc.     Assessment:   Information on assessment including Special consideration, Adjustments to assessment, (eg. applying for an extension of time):     Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:   RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.     Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:   Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).   Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.   Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer or RPL for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.  

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