Career - Oral Health Therapist

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Oral Health Therapists will educate and motivate people to maintain good oral health and will promote oral health in the community by providing relevant education and information, and working with other health services and groups such as parents' groups, play groups and parents and citizens' associations, residential care settings and schools. They will work to improve oral health within child care and elderly residential care and other health support settings, especially those that cater to people who do not have access to dental care. They will provide routine dental treatment for people of all ages, including dental examinations and diagnosis, cleaning, scaling and polishing teeth, filling cavities and extracting deciduous (baby) teeth under local anaesthetic. They will be in charge to treat people of all ages for gum conditions, take X-rays of teeth and jaws, apply sealants and fluoride therapy, and take impressions for mouthguard construction and bring more complex dental problems to the attention of dentists. They will also liaise with other healthcare providers to support oral health as part of general health.
Avg Salary
Australia  $66,690 AUD
United Kingdom  £43,772 GBP
United States of America  $48,905 USD
New Zealand  $87,750 NZD
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