Dental Hygienist, Technician and Therapist

Dental Hygienists, Technicians and Therapists provide supportive dental services in preventative and restorative dental procedures, and construct and repair dental appliances.
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    Overview

    Dental Hygienists, Technicians and Therapists provide supportive dental services in preventative and restorative dental procedures, and construct and repair dental appliances.

    Day-to-day

    • providing educational programs to motivate children, parents and the community in matters relating to oral health
    • providing fluoride therapy by applying remineralising solutions and desensitising agents
    • removing deposits from teeth
    • applying non-invasive fissure sealants to teeth
    • taking impressions of the mouth
    • taking dental radiographs
    • administering local anaesthesia by infiltration and mandibular nerve block
    • fabricating full and partial dentures
    • constructing mouth guards, crowns, metal clasps, inlays, bridgework and other aids
    • repairing and relining denture bases.

    To become a Dental Hygienist, Technician and Therapist

    • You usually need a formal qualification in a relevant field to work as a Dental Hygienist, Technician or Therapist. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

      Find a Certificate in Dental or Dental Laboratory Assisting

    • Registration or licencing may be required.

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