Course Title: Apply professional tooth whitening agents

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: DENT5822

Course Title: Apply professional tooth whitening agents

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

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

Course Contact : Eleanor Schroeder

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 93411412

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Sonia Moore

Nominal Hours: 25

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

HLTAMBFC301B - Communicate with clients and colleagues to support health care
TAFEDH011 - Take impressions and construct study models
TAFEDH015 – Manage patients with simple to moderate dental hygiene treatment needs
TAFEDH016 - Use chemotherapeutic agents to manage and prevent oral conditions and disease
HLTDA417A - Take a clinical photograph

Course Description

This unit deals with the knowledge and skills required to initiate bleaching treatment for cosmetic purposes.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAFEDH024 Apply professional tooth whitening agents


1. Preparation and presentation of the surgery

Performance Criteria:

1.1 All equipment, materials and instruments required for the selection of bleaching agents are gathered and arranged within the treatment cubicle
1.2 Review patient‟s case notes and approved treatment plan, and prepare to cater for any predetermined special needs of the patient
1.3 Bleaching agents are selected using evidence based criteria and according to relevant guidelines and manufacturer‟s recommendations to ensure patient‟s safety
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 stages have been followed


2. Prepare the patient for the application of bleaching agents

Performance Criteria:

 2.1 Patient‟s medical history and records are reviewed to eliminate any contraindications to proposed application and to confirm treatment prescriptions
2.2 Patient‟s treatment plan, records and radiographs are reviewed to determine and confirm the prescription of bleaching agents
2.3 Customised stents that have been previously constructed are available for use if indicated
2.4 An explanation of the actions of the selected bleaching agent and/or devices, the application procedure, the potential side effects and the predicted outcome, is given to the patient. Adhering to the principles of informed consent, the patient is informed of possible negative outcomes resulting from any planned treatment. Consent is confirmed with the patient
2.5 The patient is given the opportunity to ask questions concerning any aspect of the proposed bleaching agent or device that is to be used and any concerns or issues are clarified
2.6 Periodontal debridement carried out on prior appointments is reviewed to confirm readiness for the initiation of bleaching
2.7 All extrinsic staining/discolouration on the patient‟s teeth is removed from smooth and fissured enamel surfaces
2.8 Stains/discolouration are reviewed after completion of periodontal debridement and stain removal, to confirm the need for bleaching, and any concerns at this stage are redirected to the dentist
2.9 All proposed treatment applications are carried out according to occupational health, safety and welfare guidelines and Infection control policy and procedures


3. Initiate prescribe bleaching treatment

Performance Criteria:


3.1 Application procedures ensure patient and operator safety and comfort
3.2 Apply prescribed agents and devices according to relevant guidelines and manufacturer‟s recommendations
3.3 Patient is given clear instructions on the home use of any recommended bleaching agent and/or device
3.4 Follow up care is planned to monitor patient progress, treatment outcomes and safe use

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

On completion of tis unit you Will have the knowledge and skills required to initiate bleaching treatment for cosmetic purposes.

Details of Learning Activities

Lectures and workshop

Assignment: discussion board activities/prescribed readings of articles

Simulated practical activities

Formative self assessment quiz following reading

Teaching Schedule



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<font face="Calibri"><font size="3">TAFEDH024 Apply Professional tooth whitening agents<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Calibri"><font size="3">Session topics<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Calibri"><font size="3">28 August<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Calibri"><font size="3">ONLINE: Pre-class research task & prescribed readings</font></font>

<font face="Calibri"><font size="3">Issue assignment requirements</font></font>

<font face="Calibri"><font size="3">8 September<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Calibri"><font size="3">SDI: Tooth whitening seminar<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Calibri"><font size="3">10 September<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Calibri"><font size="3">Principles of tooth whitening<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Calibri"><font size="3">Informed consent<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Calibri"><font size="3">16 September<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Calibri"><font size="3">SIM LAB: Patient preparation<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Calibri"><font size="3">Pre & post-operative photography<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Calibri"><font size="3">Application of gingival barrier<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Calibri"><font size="3">17 September<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Calibri"><font size="3">Colgate: Tooth whitening seminar<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Calibri"><font size="3">18 September<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Calibri"><font size="3">ONLINE: Create a take home information sheet for your patient<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Calibri"><font size="3">Australian guidelines for tooth whitening<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Calibri"><font size="3">Self-assessment quiz<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Calibri"><font size="3">22 September<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Calibri"><font size="3">Session 1: Pros Lab - Fabrication of whitening trays<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Calibri"><font size="3">Session 2: Practical – apply tooth whitening agents. Student to student. <o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Calibri"><font size="3">Pre & post-operative /photography: set</font></font>

<font face="Calibri"><font size="3"> of images at this session</font></font>

<font face="Calibri"><font size="3">25 September<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Calibri"><font size="3">Written theory exam<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Calibri"><font size="3">1 October<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Calibri"><font size="3">Session 1: Clinic – Student to student. Practice session. Apply gingival barriers<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Calibri"><font size="3">Session 2: Clinical assessment – using fabricated stent & apply gingival barriers, pre/post instructions. Student to student</font></font>

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment includes a clinical assessment and a written test

Assessment Tasks







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Students are required to achieve a Pass grade in both tasks to achieve Competence for this course



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There are three assessment tasks for this unit


Task 1. Discussion Board assignment  Completion by 25 September


Task 2 Theory written exam 2 hours 25 September


Task 3 Practical assessment conducted in the clinic Student to student 1 October


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

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<font size="3" face="58jkh"><font size="3" face="58jkh">Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension (see below) will not be corrected.</font></font>



<font size="3" face="58jkh"><font size="3" face="58jkh">application form (available </font></font><font color="#800080" size="3" face="58jkh"><font color="#800080" size="3" face="58jkh"><font color="#800080" size="3" face="58jkh"></font></font></font><font size="3" face="58jkh"><font size="3" face="58jkh">) at least 24 hours</font></font>


<font size="3" face="58jkh"><font size="3" face="58jkh">before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 3 of Dental</font></font>



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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


student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original due date. They must lodge the

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