Implement an individualised oral hygiene program

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
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
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver HLTDEN004, 'Implement an individualised oral hygiene program'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1.Implement a prescribed oral health education program

1.1 Follow a prescribed oral health education program

1.2 Review patient’s current oral hygiene routines

1.3 Provide information on the causes and prevention of oral diseases to patient or carer appropriately and completely using language that can be easily understood

1.4 Provide an appropriate environment for patient or carer to ask questions and become involved in improving their oral health

1.5 Actively encourage patient or carer to follow an effective individual oral health program

1.6 Implement a review strategy to determine the effectiveness of the oral health education program

2. Demonstrate oral hygiene techniques to patient or carer

2.1 Demonstrate the presence of plaque to patient or carer using disclosing solution

2.2 Demonstrate a variety of relevant oral hygiene techniques specific to patient needs

2.3 Provide information about the advantages of different oral hygiene techniques and involve patient or carer in the decision-making process

2.4 Assist patient or carer in implementing relevant oral hygiene techniques

2.5 Demonstrate how to use appropriate aids specific to patient needs and necessary to achieve and maintain effective oral hygiene

2.6 Evaluate patient or carer oral hygiene techniques and give further instruction when appropriate

2.7 Provide information appropriately on the effectiveness and availability of fluoride as directed by the operator

3. Provide appropriate advice on cariogenic food and drinks

3.1 Involve patient or carer in a review of current dietary habits

3.2 Develop and give patient or carer appropriate information on acids and fermentable carbohydrates in a manner they can understand

3.3 Actively encourage patient or carer to ask questions or express views

4. Perform a saliva diagnostic test and record the results

4.1 Provide full details of the procedure to patient or carer

4.2 Provide specific instructions to patient or carer before the appointment where a saliva diagnostic test is planned

4.3 Select and prepare appropriate materials for a saliva diagnostic test

4.4 Perform a resting or unstimulated saliva test and record the result in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions

4.5 Perform a stimulated saliva test and record the result in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions

5. Implement a prescribed prevention program to suit an individual patient

5.1 Provide information appropriately, and as directed by the operator, on lifestyle change to assist with diminished salivary flow

5.2 Provide appropriate information on materials that can provide additional external protection to the teeth

5.3 Explain methods to increase salivary stimulation as directed by the operator

5.4 Assist the patient or carers to implement prescribed oral hygiene programs in response to saliva quality and composition