Course Title: Implement an individualised oral hygiene program

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4385 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting

Course Title: Implement an individualised oral hygiene program

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 330

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.

Course Contact: Sue Dellas Fatone

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1406

Course Contact Email: sue.fatone@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to implement an individualised oral hygiene program and promote oral health. This unit applies to dental assistants and to other health care workers who are actively involved in promoting the general well-being of patients through promotion of healthy eating habits and good oral health.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not Applicable



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDEN004 Implement an individualised oral hygiene program

Elements:

1.Implement a prescribed oral health education program

2. Demonstrate oral hygiene techniques to patient or carer

3. Provide appropriate advice on cariogenic food and drinks

4. Perform a saliva diagnostic test and record the results

5. Implement a prescribed prevention program to suit an individual patient


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, students should be able to;

  1. Implement a prescribed oral health education program
  2.  Demonstrate oral hygiene techniques to patient or carer
  3.  Provide appropriate advice on cariogenic food and drinks
  4.  Perform a saliva diagnostic test and record the results
  5.  Implement a prescribed prevention program to suit an individual patient


Overview of Assessment

There must be evidence that the candidate has:

provided complete and appropriate information to at least 10 different patients including:

  • providing information on the prevention of oral diseases
  • providing advice and demonstrating oral hygiene techniques
  • inform and motivate behaviour change.

To be deemed competent students must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency.

Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks