Unit Descriptor:

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required of the Dental Hygienist to interpret and classify periodontal health.

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.

Application of 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.

Pre-requisite Units:

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

  • TAFEDH032 - Confirm physical health status
  • TAFEDH002 - Analyse epidemiology in dental and health practice
  • TAFEDH003 - Analyse oral status
  • TAFEDH010 - Research and evaluate patient dental and health history to prevent and/or manage emergencies

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).

Nominal hours:
40 Hours