Course Title: Place temporary restorations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

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

9341 1412

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 reevaluated on completion of the placement

3.8 The temporary restoration is placed according to occupational 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

5th July: Introduction to course, Formative learning X2 tasks in BB, Assessment outline/mapping, LECTURE: Place temporary restoration

7th July: SIMLAB: Mix materials, Place temporary restorations in plastic teeth and manikin teeth, using rubber dam and matrix band as required. Checklist to be used.

14th July: ONLINE: research restorative materialsReview tooth morphology

21st July: LECTURE: polish restorations and remove overhanging margins. SIM lab demonstration, Review morphologyBring research task to class for discussion.

28th July: SIMLAB: Polish temporary restorations and remove overhanging margins,use checklist

9th August: SIMLAB: Mix materials, Place temporary restorations in manikin teeth, rubber dam and matrix band as required. Polish temporary restorations and remove overhanging margins Provide satisfactory checklist sign off.    

11th August: SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT    Practical assessment and online assessment 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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


Formative task: research and report on temporary restorative materials    JULY 21


Assessment Matrix

Assessment Matrix can be located on Blackboard

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 opportunity to resubmit the assignment if this is requested by the teacher 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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