Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics

This qualification provides the knowledge and skills needed to work as a registered Dental Prosthetist. It includes the skills of dental prosthetic examination, taking impressions, dental prosthesis try-in and inserting, issuing and maintaining dental prostheses.

Depending on particular state/territory legislation and regulations the qualification may need to be combined with the specified periods of clinical practice before the graduate can work as a dental prosthetist.

Occupational title for this worker is:

Dental prosthetist


Subjects

PACKAGING RULES

16 units of competency are required for award of this qualification including:

15 core units

1 elective unit, to be selected from those listed below the core units

Core units

add topic BSBADM311A Maintain business resources

add topic BSBFIA301A Maintain financial records

add topic BSBRES401A Analyse and present research information

add topic HLTDP601C Identify, select and prepare instruments, equipment, materials (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTIN302B , add topic HLTOHS401A )

add topic HLTDP602C Gather data, conduct dental prosthetic examination and develop treatment plan (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTIN302B , add topic HLTOHS401A )

add topic HLTDP603C Take impressions (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTIN302B )

add topic HLTDP604C Establish and record jaw relationships and select artificial teeth (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTIN302B , add topic HLTOHS401A , add topic HLTDP601C , add topic HLTDP602C , add topic HLTDP603C )

add topic HLTDP605C Evaluate a removable dental prosthesis at try-in stage (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTIN302B , add topic HLTOHS401A , add topic HLTDP601C , add topic HLTDP602C , add topic HLTDP603C , add topic HLTDP604C )

add topic HLTDP606C Insert and issue a completed removable dental prosthesis (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTIN302B , add topic HLTOHS401A , add topic HLTDP601C , add topic HLTDP602C , add topic HLTDP603C , add topic HLTDP604C , add topic HLTDP605C )

add topic HLTDP607C Perform maintenance treatment for clients with removable dental prostheses (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTIN302B , add topic HLTOHS401A , add topic HLTDP601C , add topic HLTDP602C , add topic HLTDP603C , add topic HLTDP604C , add topic HLTDP605C , add topic HLTDP606C )

add topic HLTFA301C Apply first aid

add topic HLTHIR501B Maintain an effective health work environment

add topic HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

add topic HLTIN302B Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work (Note pre-requ: add topic HLTIN301C )

add topic HLTOHS401A Maintain workplace OHS processes

Relevant electives

One elective is to be selected for this qualification for the following units.

add topic BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

add topic HLTDA413B Implement an oral hygiene program for older people (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTAMBFC301C , add topic HLTDA407C )

add topic HLTDA417B Take a clinical photograph (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTIN302B )

add topic HLTDP608B Construct and insert an implant retained overdenture (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTIN302B , add topic HLTOHS401A )


Pathways...

    Not Applicable


Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

To gain entry into this qualification, candidates must demonstrate competence through a recognised training program or recognition process, in the following core units of competency (or their equivalent) from the Diploma of Dental Technology:

BSBWOR301A Organise personal work priorities and development

BSBINM301A Organise workplace information

HLTDT301C Construct models (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C , HLTOHS200B )

HLTDT302C Construct custom impression trays (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C , HLTOHS200B )

HLTDT303C Construct registration rims (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C , HLTOHS200B )

HLTDT304C Articulate models and transfer records (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C , HLTOHS200B )

HLTDT315C Construct thermoformed bases and appliances (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C , HLTOHS200B , HLTDT301C , HLTDT302C , HLTDT304C )

HLTDT507C Construct immediate dentures (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C , HLTDT301C , HLTDT302C , HLTDT303C , HLTDT304C , HLTDT519B )

HLTDT508C Construct removable acrylic partial dentures (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C , HLTDT301C , HLTDT302C , HLTDT303C , HLTDT304C )

HLTDT509C Construct cast metal alloy removable partial denture framework (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C , HLTDT301C , HLTDT302C , HLTDT303C , HLTDT304C , HLTDT519B )

HLTDT510C Construct crown and bridge structures (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C , HLTDT301C , HLTDT302C , HLTDT304C )

HLTDT511C Join alloy structures (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C , HLTDT301C , HLTDT302C , HLTDT303C , HLTDT304C , HLTDT519B , HLTDT507C , HLTDT508C , HLTDT509C , HLTDT510C )

HLTDT512C Take tooth shades (Note pre-requ: HLTIN301C )

HLTDT513C Construct fixed restorations (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C , HLTDT509C , HLTDT510C )

HLTDT514C Construct orthodontic appliances (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C , HLTOHS300B , HLTDT301C , HLTDT302C , HLTDT303C , HLTDT304C , HLTDT519B , HLTDT507C , HLTDT508C , HLTDT509C , HLTDT510C , HLTDT511C )

HLTDT517C Construct oral splints (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C , HLTOHS300B , HLTDT301C , HLTDT304C , HLTDT519B )

HLTDT518C Repair and modify dentures and appliances (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C , HLTOHS300B , HLTDT301C , HLTDT304C , HLTDT519B )

HLTDT519B Construct simple complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C , HLTOHS300B )

HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes


Licensing Information

Not Applicable


Employability Skills

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries