Course Title: Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3393 Certificate III in Dental Assisting

Course Title: Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 300

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.

Important Information:

The HLTDEN001 Clinical Logbook is issued in Phase 1 day 1 and MUST be completed and submitted to RMIT University at Phase 6 Day 1.

The HLTDEN001 Clinical Logbook is part of the Performance Evidence of this unit and comprises of:

  •  performed the activities outlined in the performance criteria of this unit during a minimum period of 50 hours of dental assisting work in a simulated environment using scenarios based on general and specialised dentistry including endodontics and oral surgery
  • performed the activities outlined in the performance criteria of this unit during a minimum period of 250 hours of dental assisting work in a dental clinic workplace

 


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

DENT5843C

City Campus

TAFE

155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term2 2016

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

DENT5843C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

VE 2018 (DA10),

VE 2018 (All)

DENT5843C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

VE 2019 (All)

DENT5843C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

VE 2020 (XXXX),

VE 2020 (All)

DENT5843C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

VE 2021 (All)

Course Contact: Sue Fatone

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1406

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



Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required for a dental assistant to assist the operator by preparing the dental surgery including preparing necessary equipment, instruments and materials for oral health care procedures, and to assist the operator during the delivery of these procedures. 

This unit applies to dental assisting work.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDEN001 Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures

Elements:

1. Prepare the dental surgery for oral health care procedures

2. Use dental terminology in communication within the health care setting

3. Record personal, medical and dental details

4. Select and prepare syringe safely for local anaesthesia

5. Assist the operator during oral health care procedures

6. Maintain and store instruments, equipment materials and medicaments


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you will be able to;

  1. Prepare the dental surgery for oral health care procedures
  2. Use dental terminology in communication within the health care setting
  3. Record personal, medical and dental details
  4. Select and prepare syringe safely for local anaesthesia
  5. Assist the operator during oral health care procedures
  6. Maintain and store instruments, equipment materials and medicaments


Overview of Assessment

You must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that you have:

• performed the activities outlined in the performance criteria of this unit during a minimum period of 50 hours of dental assisting work in a simulated environment using scenarios based on general and specialised dentistry including endodontics and oral surgery

• performed the activities outlined in the performance criteria of this unit during a minimum period of 250 hours of dental assisting work in a dental clinic workplace

• prepared at least 3 patients in the dental clinic workplace for oral health care procedures at the chair-side including:
- applying standard precautions
- ensuring instruments used for invasive procedures are sterile at time of use
- protecting materials, equipment and instruments from contamination until required for use

• provided chair-side support to the operator in the dental clinic workplace on at least 3 occasions during oral health care procedures for general dentistry and specialised dentistry including: - selecting and preparing instruments, equipment and materials as directed by the operator - dispensing and preparing materials and medicaments according to manufacturers’ specifications and operator’s request

• stored materials and medicaments in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications and operator’s requirements in the workplace.Before the critical aspects of evidence are considered all prerequisites must be met.

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

Regular attendance is necessary.  Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks and consist of theory and practical based tasks.