Unit Descriptor:

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and interpret dental radiographic presentation(s) to support dental hygiene diagnosis and clinical practice.
Interpretation and diagnosis should be based on collaborative communication between the dentist, dental specialist and the dental hygienist.
All tasks are carried out in accordance with state or territory legislative requirements.

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 units of competency in the recognised Skill Set of Dental Radiography:

        • HLTDA410B - Apply the principles of radiation biology and protection in dental practice
        • HLTDA411B - Prepare to expose a prescribed dental radiographic image
        • HLTDA412B - Produce a radiographic image


            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:
            25 Hours