Treat diseases, injuries and other health issues the mouth, teeth, gums and jaw, and educate patients on oral health.
Dental Practitioners examine dental patients and treat dental issues to restore normal oral function. A broad range of treatments are applied, including teeth cleaning, applying fillings, removing teeth and specialist surgical techniques. They also advise patients on best oral health practices and dental disease prevention.
Work is in dental surgeries, hospitals or community health centres; weekend and evening work is possible.
Suits people who have fine attention to detail, good eyesight, and who can communicate with a diverse range of people.
Formal qualifications in dentistry are required. Postgraduate studies are common.
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Registration with the Dental Board of Australia is required.
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