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Health Careers Education
HL00536
PTC Metal Design and Fabrication (MDF)
160.00
This course is designed to give students the foundation necessary to be successful in the MNTC Dental Lab Program. At the completion of this course, the student will be able to construct a finger project, discuss the fundamentals of tooth preparations, fabricate a model work, explain the introduction to productivity, discuss metal frame design, demonstrate the steps of coping waxing, explain bridge framework, and how to use posterior bridge sequence drills. Other topics include: anatomical single crown waxing, anatomical three unit bridge waxing, and tooth identification.
Aisha Ali, Curriculum Coordinator at Moore Norman; aisha.ali@mntc.edu or 405-364-5763, 7339
Unit 1 -- Introduction to Metal Design & Fabrication - Cycle One
Lesson 1 – Introduction to Productivity Training Metal Design & Fabrication Cycle One
1. Define words related to PTC Metal Design and Fabrication, Cycle One..
2. Demonstrate the Mandibular Function Drill.
3. Demonstrate the Instrument Function Drill.
4. Identify and describe posterior tooth features.
5. Identify and describe anterior tooth features.
Lesson 2 – Metal Frame Design, Cycle One.
6. Identify the labial bridge framework.
7. Identify the lingual bridge framework.
8. List the anterior coping designs.
9. List the posterior coping designs.
Lesson 3 – Coping Waxing Sequence, Cycle One
10. List the steps of coping waxing.
11. Demonstrate the steps of coping waxing.
Lesson 4 –Bridge Framework, Cycle One
12. Identify the steps necessary to wax an anterior bridge framework.
13. Identify the steps necessary to wax a posterior bridge framework.
14. Identify the steps of pontic placement.
15. Demonstrate the steps of pontic placement.
16. Developing anterior pontics from scratch.
17. Identify the steps of prefabricated pontics.
Lesson 5 – Posterior Bridge Sequence Drill, Cycle One
18. Demonstrate the steps used to wax an anterior bridge framework.
Lesson 6 – Cycle One Feature Modifications
19. Demonstrate the steps used to wax a coping with a metal occlusal island.
20. Demonstrate the steps used to wax a full metal occlusal
21. Demonstrate a coping with metal margins.

Unit 2 – Introduction to Metal Design & Fabrication - Cycle Two

Lesson 1 – Introduction to Productivity Training Metal Design & Fabrication Cycle Two
22. Define words related to Cycle Two PTC Metal Design and Fabrication.
23. Demonstrate the Mandibular Function Drill.
24. Demonstrate the Instrument Function Drill.
25. Identify and describe posterior tooth features.
26. Identify and describe anterior tooth features.
Lesson 2 – Metal Frame Design, Cycle Two.
27. Identify the labial bridge framework.
28. Identify the lingual bridge framework.
29. List the anterior coping designs.
30. List the posterior coping designs.
Lesson 3 – Coping Waxing Sequence, Cycle Two
31. List the steps of coping waxing.
32. Demonstrate the steps of coping waxing.
Lesson 4 –Bridge Framework, Cycle Two
33. Identify the steps necessary to wax an anterior bridge framework.
34. Identify the steps necessary to wax a posterior bridge framework.
35. Identify the steps of pontic placement.
36. Demonstrate the steps of pontic placement.
37. Developing anterior pontics from scratch.
38. Identify the steps of prefabricated pontics.
Lesson 5 – Posterior Bridge Sequence Drill, Cycle Two
39. Demonstrate the steps used to wax an anterior bridge framework.
Lesson 6 – Cycle Two Feature Modifications
40. Demonstrate the steps used to wax a coping with a metal occlusal island.
41. Demonstrate the steps used to wax a full metal occlusal
42. Demonstrate a coping with metal margins.

Unit 3 - Introduction to Metal Design & Fabrication - Cycle Three

Lesson 1 – Introduction to Productivity Training Metal Design & Fabrication Cycle Three
43. Define words related to Cycle Three PTC Metal Design and Fabrication.
44. Demonstrate the Mandibular Function Drill.
45. Demonstrate the Instrument Function Drill.
46. Identify and describe posterior tooth features.
47. Identify and describe anterior tooth features.
Lesson 2 – Metal Frame Design, Cycle Three.
48. Identify the labial bridge framework.
49. Identify the lingual bridge framework.
50. List the anterior coping designs.
51. List the posterior coping designs.
Lesson 3 – Coping Waxing Sequence, Cycle Three
52. List the steps of coping waxing.
53. Demonstrate the steps of coping waxing.
Lesson 4 –Bridge Framework, Cycle Three
54. Identify the steps necessary to wax an anterior bridge framework.
55. Identify the steps necessary to wax a posterior bridge framework.
56. Identify the steps of pontic placement.
57. Demonstrate the steps of pontic placement.
58. Developing anterior pontics from scratch.
59. Identify the steps of prefabricated pontics.
Lesson 5 – Posterior Bridge Sequence Drill, Cycle Three
60. Demonstrate the steps used to wax an anterior bridge framework.
Lesson 6 – Cycle Three Feature Modifications
61. Demonstrate the steps used to wax a coping with a metal occlusal island.
62. Demonstrate the steps used to wax a full metal occlusal
63. Demonstrate a coping with metal margins.
Lesson 7- Metals & Weight
64. Explain the Structures of Metals (Properties, Mechanical working, Deformation & Methods of Testing).
65. List the different Metals used in Dentistry.
66. Explain Precious Metal Alloys ( Casting alloys, Solders, Wrought Alloys, Carat, Fineness, Conversions).
67. Calculating metal usage.
Lesson 8 – Spruing and Investing
68. Describe the different types of Sprues.
69. Summarize the methods of Spruing.
70. List the steps of Spruing.
71. Summarize the function of Investments and various investment setting techniques.
72. Describe the different types of investments.
73. Describe the types and the when they would be used.
74. Explain the relationship of investment expansion and metal shrinkage.
Lesson 9 – Burnout
75. Investigate how Burnout Ovens work.
76. List the steps to the Burnout Process.
Lesson 10 – Casting
77. Investigate and Types of Casting Machines.
78. List the parts of the Torch.
79. Identify the different types of Fuels that can be used to cast.
80. Identify the parts of a flame.
81. List the steps of Casting
Lesson 11 - Devesting, Finishing, Polishing
82. Summarize the procedures for recovery and leaning of metal restoration
83. Describe the types of materials used to finish and polish
84. Describe the types of abrasives used to finish and polish
85. Identify the steps of the procedure for finishing and polishing metal restorations
86. List the steps of the procedure of fitting restoration to model work
87. Identify the causes and effects of casting defects on fitting casting to die
Lesson 12 – Soldering
88. Describe the steps of Soldering
89. Explain the use of Fluxes
90. Explain the use of Anti-Fluxes
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