Dental Hygienist

Overview

Carries out preventative dental procedures under the direction of a Dentist. Registration or licensing is required.

Skills

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

Tasks

  • 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

Related Occupations

Source: 1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition.
Note: The tasks associated with the occupation are to be used as guidance only. The tasks listing may include tasks associated with the grouping/category to which the occupation belongs.

Training Pathways

5 courses found.

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HLT26015: Certificate II in Population Health
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22282VIC: Course in the Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace
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10740NAT: Certificate IV in Women's Advocacy
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10739NAT: Certificate III in Women's Advocacy
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10286NAT: Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene)
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