Unit Descriptor:

This unit deals with the knowledge, skills, values and behaviours required to apply periodontal dressings, and to remove periodontal dressings and sutures post surgically.

Application of the Unit:

The application of knowledge and skills described in this competency unit may relate to functions such as providing information to patients or assisting in the provision of dental health care services.

Work at this level may require guidance and/or supervision, especially where provision of direct client services are involved.

Requires a state/territory regulatory determination regarding delegation and supervision.

Prerequisite Units
This unit should be assessed after achievement of the following related competency units:

    • HLTIN403B - Implement and monitor infection control policies and procedures
    • TAFEDH006 - Scale teeth, debride root surfaces and stains from teeth
    • TAFEDH012 - Apply reflective practice and critical thinking and analysis in dental health

    The unit should also be assessed in conjunction with competency unit(s) related to planning/delivery of the Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene).

    Employability Skills:

    The required outcomes described in this unit of competency contain applicable facets of Employability Skills.
    The Employability Skills Summary of the qualification in which this unit of competency is packaged will assist in identifying Employability Skill requirements.

    Nominal Hours:
    15 Hours