Course Title: Place temporary restorations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: DENT5820

Course Title: Place temporary restorations

School: 155T Life & Physical Sciences

Campus: City Campus

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

Course Contact : Paulette Smith

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 93411403

Course Contact

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Nominal Hours: 20

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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

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 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

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 pre-reading, clinical practice.
Online activities are strongly encouraged to prepare for, support and extend learning.

Teaching Schedule

A final schedule will be issued by the teacher at the commencement of the course (unit).
Timetable will indicate face-to-face and on-line activities and how these address learning elements.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Pre clinical.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment for this course forms part of the Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene).
Training is mapped to the Australian Dental Council June 2011 “Professional attributes and competencies of the newly qualified dental hygienist” and the Dental Board of Australia “Scope of Practice”.
Students must abide by the 2012 “ADA Guidelines for Infection Control Second Edition”, 2010 NHMRC “Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare” and Worksafe Victoria “Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007”.
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. Please refer to definition of Vocational Competency (;ID=xjog855ryrtq;STATUS=A;SECTION=3;PAGE_AUTHOR=Penny%20Mercer).
Assessment is undertaken through successful completion of all assessment activities and classroom, project & industry participation. Assessment will also be undertaken replicating workplace conditions (as far as possible), and where relevant undertaken in the clinical setting. 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.
The RMIT assessment policy outlines your responsibilities as a RMIT student as well as those of your teachers ( (unresolved)).

Assessment Matrix

All summative assessments listed are compulsory for a successful outcome.

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