Course Title: Place temporary restorations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: DENT5820

Course Title: Place temporary restorations

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6119 - Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene)

Course Contact: Sue Fatone

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 93411406

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Eleanor Schroeder - 93411412

Nominal Hours: 20

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

HLTIN403B – Implement and monitor infection control policies and procedures
HLTAMBFC301B - Communicate with clients and colleagues to support health care
TAFEDH001 - Provide leadership in promoting effective and professional work practices
TAFEDH006 - Scale teeth, debride root surfaces and stains from teeth

Co-delivered with: TAFEDH021 - Polish Restorations

Course Description

This unit deals with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required, to place temporary restorations for palliative and/or emergency care.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAFEDH022 Place temporary restorations


1. Prepare and present the surgery

Performance Criteria:

1.1 All equipment, materials and instruments reasonably
expected to be required for the application of a
temporary restoration are gathered and arranged within
the treatment cubicle
1.2 After reviewing the patient’s case note and computer records, notes and approved treatment plan, the surgery
is prepared to cater for any predetermined special
needs of the patient
1.3 Restorative material and apparatus are prepared and
selected for application, according to evidence based
criteria, relevant guidelines and manufacturer’s
recommendations to ensure patient’s safety. Material
required is dispensed with the quantity not exceeding
the amount required
1.4 Equipment and instruments are maintained according to
relevant guidelines for instrument maintenance
1.5 All necessary safety precautions during the preparation
and presentation of the surgery have been followed


2. Prepare, assess and inform the patient

Performance Criteria:

2.5 An environment is established whereby, the patient is
aware of the provision of an ongoing opportunity to
signal any discomfort they may experience throughout
the procedure
2.6 The area of the mouth requiring the placement of a
temporary restoration is examined in order to confirm
treatment prescription. Any concerns at this stage are
addressed with the supervising dentist


3. Place a temporary restoration for palliative and/or emergency care

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Operator position is adjusted, as required, throughout
the appointment to facilitate the operator’s most efficient
and safe placement of a temporary restoration
3.2 The tooth is cleaned with the use of hand instruments to
remove any lodged debris and any concerns are
redirected to the dentist
3.3 The temporary restorative material is mixed if required,
according to the manufacturer’s instructions and
relevant guidelines
3.4 The temporary restoration is placed on the isolated tooth
3.5 Moisture control is maintained throughout the placement
process and care is executed to minimise the placement
of excess temporary restorative material and to
eliminate any material impinging on the gingival tissues
3.6 Any overflow of excess material is appropriately
removed and occlusion is checked when required
3.7 Patient comfort is re-evaluated on completion of the
3.8 The temporary restoration is placed according to
occupational health, safety and welfare policy and
procedures and infection control policy and procedures

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit you will have developed the knowledge, skills and attitudes required, to place temporary restorations for palliative and/or emergency care.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning Outcomes
To be able to practice effectively as a Professional Dental Hygienist, according to the guidelines and within your scope of practice.

Includes a combination of some or all of the following, Class attendance and participation, individual or group project work, e-learning, self-directed learning, Blackboard collaborate.
Pre-Clinical and clinical practice in the simulation lab / undergraduate teaching clinic

Teaching Schedule

Timetable to be issued in February

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

There will be both online test and clinical practical assessment

Assessment Tasks

Assessment for this course forms part of the Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental hygiene)
Refer to the Australian Dental Council June 2011 document “Professional attributes and competencies of the newly qualified dental hygienist for additional information”
Primary assessment involves on-going practical and applied assessment in a clinical workplace or simulated environment such as a supervised student clinic.
Assessment is typically based around written and/or online tests, assignments, reflective journals, evidence portfolio’s, logbooks and/or practical demonstrations.
Competency based training requires the student to be in attendance in order for assessment to be undertaken.
Assessment is undertaken through successful completion of all assessment activities and classroom, project & industry participation.
Assessments are spaced across the duration of the course, in order for your teacher to provide you with progressive feedback.
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
An RMIT assessment charter ( ) summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document, the Assessment policies and procedures manual (;ID=ln1kd66y87rc).

Assessment Matrix

Overview of assessment
May include:
Observation in the work place with questioning to address
appropriate application of knowledge
• written assignments/projects/exam
• case study and scenario as a basis for discussion of issues and strategies to contribute to best practice
• questioning – verbal and written
• completion of clinical log book
70% Pass mark

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