Dental Therapist

Dental Therapists examine and treat diseases of the teeth in preschool, primary and secondary school children under the general supervision of a Dentist.
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    Overview

    Dental Therapists examine and treat diseases of the teeth in preschool, primary and secondary school children under the general supervision of a Dentist.

    Day-to-day

    • provides educational programmes to motivate children, parents and the community in matters relating to oral health
    • provides fluoride therapy by applying re-mineralising solutions and desensitising agents
    • removes deposits from teeth
    • applies non-invasive fissure sealants to teeth
    • takes impressions of the mouth
    • takes dental radiographs.

    To become a Dental Therapist

    • You usually need a bachelor degree in oral health to work as a Dental Therapist. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

      Find a Diploma of Oral Health or Dental Technology

    • Registration with the Dental Board of Australia is required.

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