Dental Therapist

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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.

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