Dental Hygienists, Technicians and Therapists

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Dental Hygienists, Technicians and Therapists

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

Fun facts

  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 1369 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 61% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 60% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by dental hygienists, technicians and therapists. A few are listed below:

  • 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

Specific occupations

  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Prosthetist
  • Dental Technician
  • Dental Therapist
  • Clinical Dental Technician
  • Dental Laboratory Assistant
  • Oral Health Therapist