Unit Descriptor:

This unit deals with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that underpin the use of fluoride and chemotherapeutic agents in dentistry as both therapeutic and preventive treatment measures.  It includes the design, delivery and evaluation of customised fluoride programs and/or chemotherapeutic agents that promote oral health and control dental disease on an ongoing basis.

Application of the Unit:

The knowledge and skills described in this competency unit are to be applied within the National Law - dental hygiene regulatory and legislative requirements.

Dental hygiene work is to be carried out in consultation/collaboration with the dentist and other support dental staff in line with jurisdictional regulatory requirements.

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

      • TAFEDH003 - Analyse oral status
      • TAFEDH012 - Apply reflective practice and critical thinking and analysis in dental health
      • TAFEDH015 - Manage patients with simple to complex dental hygiene treatment needs


        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:
        30 Hours