Dental therapists provide oral health assessment, diagnosis, treatment, management and preventive services for children, adolescents and young adults and, if educated and trained in a program of study approved by the Dental Board of Australia, for adults of all ages. Their services may include:
• restorative (fillings) treatment
• tooth removal
• additional oral care
• oral health promotion
Dental therapists may only work within a structured professional relationship with a dentist or dental specialist.