Skills Shortage – Oral Health

Skills shortage area: oral health

Are you interested in health and science? Have you thought about dentistry but concerned you won’t receive the required ATAR? You may be interested in exploring the following occupations:

  • Dental Nurse/Assistant: assists dental team, supports patient, sterilisation of equipment, prepares dental materials, maintains client records etc.
  • Dental Hygienist: educates patients about prevention of disease, treats oral diseases, and provides dental treatments.
  • Dental Therapist: examines and treats diseases of the teeth in children and adolescents under the supervision of dentists.
  • Dental Technician: designs and constructs dentures, crowns, impression trays, oral splints etc.

For information on these career areas, go to the Australian Dental Association-

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