Course Title: Place temporary restorations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

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

Marcella Sabo

Tel: 9341 1409

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:

2.1 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
2.2 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 require
3.7 Patient comfort is re-evaluated on completion of the placement
3.8 The temporary restoration is placed according tooccupational health, safety and welfare policy and procedures and infection control policy and procedures
3.9 Follow up care and further appointment requirements are confirmed with the supervising dentist

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 activities for this course will include, lectures, simulated lab practicals and online research activities.

Teaching Schedule

Session1: Lecture - Rationale, indications/contraindications, role of the DH, clinical evaluation including radiographs, informed consent.

Session 2: Online activity - research and report on materials

Session 3: Simulated practical lab

Session 4: Simulated practical lab

Session 5: Written theory assessment and simulated practical assessment

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Darby, ML, Walsh, MM & Bowen, DM 2015, Dental hygiene: theory and practice, 4th edn, Elsevier/Saunders, St. Louis, Missouri.

Darby, ML & Walsh, MM 2010, Procedures manual to accompany Dental hygiene : theory and practice, Saunders/Elsevier, St. Louis, Mo.


Other Resources

Dental Material Resource Books available at RMIT library

• John F. McCabe, Angus W. G. Walls (2008) 9th Ed. Applied Dental Material. FOL 617.695 A547
• Applied Dental Material (Electronic resource) 9th Edition (2009) EBL: EBook Library
• William J. O’Brien. (2008). Dental Materials & their selection, 4th Edition. FOL 617.695 D414
• Von Fraunhofer, J.A (2010) Dental materials at a glance, 1st ed, Wiley Blackwell. Oxford UK
• Carmen Scheller-Sheridan. (2010) Basic Guide to Dental Materials. Wiley-Blackwell

Overview of Assessment

There will be both online test and clinical practical assessment

Assessment Tasks

This course will be assessed in conjunction with TAFEDH021 Polish restorations and remove overhanging margins.

Final assessment will involve a written theory assessment and a practical simulated assessment.

Assessment Matrix


Other Information

Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension (see below) will not be corrected.

APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK - A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original due date. They must lodge the application form (available at least 24 hours before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on level 3 of Dental Hospital. Students requiring longer extensions must apply for SPECIAL CONSIDERATION.
For missed assessments such as exams- you (& your doctor if you are sick) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged online with supporting evidence prior to, or within 48 hours of the scheduled time of examination

Note: The Pass mark for written theory assessment is 60%. Assignments will be marked Satisfactory/Not satisfactory.
Students may be given the opportuntity to resubmit the assignment if this is requested by the tacher and approved by the co-ordinator.
Students are required to achieve a Pass grade in both tasks to achieve Competence for this course

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