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 HLTDP601D Identify, select and prepare instruments, equipment, materials

(Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTIN302C , add topic HLTWHS401A )

add topic HLTDP602D Gather data, conduct dental prosthetic examination and develop treatment plan (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTIN302C , add topic HLTWHS401A )

add topic HLTDP603C Take impressions (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTIN302C )

add topic HLTDP604D Establish and record jaw relationships and select artificial teeth

(Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTIN302C , add topic HLTWHS401A , add topic HLTDP601D , add topic HLTDP602D , add topic HLTDP603C )

add topic HLTDP605D Evaluate a removable dental prosthesis at try-in stage

(Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTIN302C , add topic HLTWHS401A , add topic HLTDP601D , add topic HLTDP602D , add topic HLTDP603C , add topic HLTDP604D )

add topic HLTDP606D Insert and issue a completed removable dental prosthesis

(Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTIN302C , add topic HLTWHS401A , add topic HLTDP601D , add topic HLTDP602D , add topic HLTDP603C , add topic HLTDP604D , add topic HLTDP605D )

add topic HLTDP607D Perform maintenance treatment for clients with removable dental prostheses

(Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTIN302C , add topic HLTWHS401A , add topic HLTDP601D , add topic HLTDP602D , add topic HLTDP603C , add topic HLTDP604D , add topic HLTDP605D , add topic HLTDP606D )

add topic HLTFA311A Apply first aid

add topic HLTHIR501C Maintain an effective health work environment

add topic HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

add topic HLTIN302C Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work

(Note pre-requ: add topic HLTIN301C )

add topic HLTWHS401A Maintain workplace WHS 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 HLTAMBFC301D , add topic HLTDA407D )

add topic HLTDA417B Take a clinical photograph

(Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTIN302C )

add topic HLTDP608C Construct and insert an implant retained overdenture

(Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTIN302C , add topic HLTWHS401A )


Pathways...

    Not Applicable


Entry Requirements

To gain entry into HLT60412 Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics a candidate must demonstrate competence through a recognised training program or recognition process, in the following core units of competency (or their equivalent) from the HLT50512 Diploma of Dental Technology:

BSBWOR301B Organise personal work priorities and development

BSBINM301A Organise workplace information

HLTDT301D Construct models (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C , HLTWHS200A )

HLTDT302D Construct custom impression trays

(Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C , HLTWHS200A )

HLTDT303D Construct registration rims

(Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C , HLTWHS200A )

HLTDT304D Articulate models and transfer records

(Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C , HLTWHS200A )

HLTDT315D Construct thermoformed bases and appliances

(Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C , HLTWHS200A , HLTDT301D , HLTDT302D , HLTDT304D )

HLTDT507C Construct immediate dentures

(Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C , HLTDT301D , HLTDT302D , HLTDT303D , HLTDT304D , HLTDT519C )

HLTDT508C Construct removable acrylic partial dentures

(Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C , HLTDT301D , HLTDT302D , HLTDT303D , HLTDT304D )

HLTDT509D Construct cast metal alloy removable partial denture framework

(Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C , HLTDT301D , HLTDT302D , HLTDT303D , HLTDT304D , HLTDT519C )

HLTDT510C Construct crown and bridge structures (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C , HLTDT301D , HLTDT302D , HLTDT304D )

HLTDT511C Join alloy structures (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C , HLTDT301D , HLTDT302D , HLTDT303D , HLTDT304D , HLTDT519C , HLTDT507C , HLTDT508C , HLTDT509D , HLTDT510C )

HLTDT512D Take tooth shades (Note pre-requ: HLTIN301C )

HLTDT513C Construct fixed restorations

(Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C , HLTDT509D , HLTDT510C )

HLTDT514D Construct orthodontic appliances (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C , HLTWHS300A , HLTDT301D , HLTDT302D , HLTDT303D , HLTDT304D , HLTDT519C , HLTDT507C , HLTDT508C , HLTDT509D , HLTDT510C , HLTDT511C )

HLTDT517D Construct oral splints (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C , HLTWHS300A , HLTDT301D , HLTDT304D , HLTDT519C )

HLTDT518D Repair and modify dentures and appliances (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C , HLTWHS300A , HLTDT301D , HLTDT304D , HLTDT519C )

HLTDT519C Construct simple complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances

(Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C , HLTWHS300A )

HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes


Licensing Information

In order to practice as a Dental Prosthetist in Australia, you will need to be registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act, by the Dental Board of Australia. Further information regarding requirements for registration as a Dental Prosthetist is available here: www.dentalboard.gov.au

Registered Training Organisations that deliver the Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics are responsible for ensuring that their programs meet Australian Dental Council/Dental Council (New Zealand) Accreditation Standards: Education Programs for Dental Prosthetists/ Clinical Dental Technicians (NZ). Only graduates from Australian Dental Council accredited programs are considered by the Dental Board of Australia for registration as Dental Prosthetists. Further information regarding accreditation is available here: www.adc.org.au


Employability Skills

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