Perform routine dental correction and oral care using manual instruments

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Assessment Template
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1 Identify and appraise manual instruments used in equine dentistry

1.1 Materials used in manual dental instruments are evaluated to assess their appropriateness for intended use and for cleaning and disinfection

1.2 Speculum types and fittings are evaluated and fitting techniques demonstrated in accordance with occupational health and safety (OHS) standards and animal welfare considerations

1.3 Manual files (floats) and file (float) blade types are evaluated and techniques for use are demonstrated in accordance with OHS standards and animal welfare considerations

1.4 Other dental equipment is evaluated and techniques for use are demonstrated in accordance with OHS standards and animal welfare considerations

2 Prepare for use of manual instruments

2.1 Treatment plan and oral mouth inspection reports are referred to before commencing dental treatment

2.2 If required, sedation is accessed in accordance with State/Territory legislation requirements

2.3 Appropriate manual instruments are selected for the nominated task and risk assessment is conducted prior to use

2.4 Infection control standard procedures are implemented

2.5 The horse is positioned or restrained and the carer is instructed on their role in controlling the horse

3 Prepare for routine dental correction in line with the treatment plan

3.1 Incisors are assessed in relation to position, number, condition and wear

3.2 Impact of sharp canines on soft tissue is assessed

3.3 Mouth is rinsed and speculum is fitted in line with industry standards and mouth is re-rinsed giving due consideration to the horse's response and the relevant anatomy

3.4 Supragingival calculus ("tartar") is identified and its impact on the horse’s health is assessed and its need for referral to veterinarian or other appropriate service provider evaluated

3.5 Supragingival calculus ("tartar") is removed from teeth, as necessary

3.6 Feed impacted in interdental and other periodontal spaces is identified, the cause determined and impact on health and need for referral is recommended

3.7 Impacted feed is removed to enable assessment of cause and referral for treatment is arranged if required

3.8 Position, size and shape of wolf teeth are assessed and need for referral evaluated

3.9 Presence of retained deciduous teeth (caps) and digitally loose teeth is identified, taking into consideration the age of the horse and the requirement for referral is evaluated

3.10 Any retained deciduous teeth are treated appropriately

3.11 Any digitally loose permanent teeth are treated appropriately

3.12 Canine teeth are cleaned and modified as required to provide maximum comfort for domestic and performance requirements taking into consideration the age, sex and breed of the horse. If the teeth are reduced, care must be taken not to expose pulp chambers

4 Perform routine dental correction in accordance with the treatment plan

4.1Impact of sharp buccal and lingual points on soft tissues is assessed on both the upper and lower molar arcade

4.2 Teeth are filed (floated) (avoiding close proximity or exposure of any pulp canals) to optimise the health, mastication and comfort of the horse

5 Install or restore bit seat for ridden or driven horses

5.1Prior to installing bit seat arrangements are made to address presence of wolf teeth (PM1) if required

5.2 Features of the required ‘bit seat’ are identified in accordance with the treatment plan

5.3 Appropriate bit seats are created on the 2nd premolars (PM2) on both the upper and lower arcades giving due consideration to tooth structure and maintaining optimal occlusion in relation to mastication and avoidance of the pulp canals

6 Provide post dental treatment care

6.1 Mouth is rinsed giving due consideration to the response of the horse and the relevant anatomy

6.2 Oral cavity including teeth are inspected for evidence of injury caused during dental treatment and treatment options are then evaluated and action taken if required

6.3 Dental treatment is evaluated to confirm comfort, and oral functional status to determine if lateral excursion, rostro-caudal movement and occlusion have been achieved at a routine dental correction level

6.4 Work area, instruments and other equipment are cleaned and disinfected, in accordance with infection control standard precautions

6.5 Instruments and equipment are checked for viability and maintenance or repair procedures are implemented as required

6.6 Records including dental charts are update

6.7 The owner or carer is informed about the scope of the treatment provided and if required advised regarding post-treatment care, the need for follow-up treatment or referral to a veterinarian or other appropriate service provider.