Description

This qualification provides the knowledge and skills needed to work as a Dental Technician. It covers the construction of dentures, bridges, crowns and other dental appliances and the repair and modification of these appliances.

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeships pathways.

Occupational title for this worker is:

  • Dental technician

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Unit Descriptor:

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

All procedures are carried out in accordance with work health and safety (WHS) policies and procedures, current infection control guidelines, Australian and New Zealand Standards, State/Territory legislative requirements and organisation policy

Application of the Unit:

This unit applies to work in dental technology

Pre-Requisites:

This unit must be assessed after successful achievement of pre-requisites:

  • HLTDT301D Construct models
  • HLTDT302D Construct custom impression trays
  • HLTDT304D Articulate models and transfer records
  • HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures
  • HLTWHS200A Participate in WHS processes
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Dental Material Science covers all materials encountered in the dental laboratory. The course is designed to provide studets with the understanding of dental materials and their relationship between structure and properties of such materials encountered in dental laboratory.

Unit Descriptor:

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to construct oral splints

All procedures are carried out in accordance with work health and safety (WHS) policies and procedures, current infection control guidelines, Australian and New Zealand Standards, state/territory legislative requirements and organisation policy

Application of the Unit:

This unit applies to work in dental technology

Pre-Requisites:

This unit must be assessed after successful achievement of pre-requisites:

  • HLTDT301D Construct models 
  • HLTDT304D Articulate models and transfer records 
  • HLTDT519C Construct simple complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances
  • HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures 
  • HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes


Employability Skills:

This unit contains employability skills.

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