Dental Hygienist, Technician and Therapist ANZSCO

Where these jobs are in Australia

VICNSWQLDSAWATASNTACT
22.9%25.8%21.1%10.1%15.7%2.1%0.6%1.6%

Source from: https://labourmarketinsights.gov.au/occupation-profile/dental-hygienists-technicians-and-therapists?occupationCode=4112

 

Job Summary of this Unit Group:

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

 

Requisite Education:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1)

 

Whether the Education can be substituted with experience:

  • In some instances, relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

 

Detailed 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

 

411211 Dental Hygienist ANZSCO

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

Skill Level: 1

Skilled Occupations List: Regional

Caveat 10:

The position is not located in regional Australia (within the meaning of subregulation 5.19(16) of the Regulations).

 

411212 Dental Prosthetist ANZSCO

Designs, constructs, repairs and fits dentures and mouthguards. Registration or licensing is required. Note that in New Zealand a Dental Prosthetist is called a Clinical Dental Technician which is Skill Level 1.

Requisite Education for Dental Prosthetist:

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

Registration or licensing may be required.

Whether the Education can be substituted with experience:

  • In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Skill Level: 2

Skilled Occupations List: N/A

Alternative Title:

  • Clinical Dental Technician

 

411213 Dental Technician ANZSCO

Constructs and repairs dentures and other dental appliances. Registration or licensing may be required.

Requisite Education for Dental Technician:

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1)

Whether the Education can be substituted with experience:

  • In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Skill Level:

  • 2 Australia
  • 1 New Zealand

Skilled Occupations List: Short Term

Specialisation:

  • Dental Laboratory Assistant

 

411214 Dental Therapist ANZSCO

Examines and treats diseases of the teeth in preschool, primary and secondary school children under the general supervision of a Dentist. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

Skilled Occupations List: Regional

Specialisation:

  • Oral Health Therapist

Caveat 10:

The position is not located in regional Australia (within the meaning of subregulation 5.19(16) of the Regulations).

 


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