Role Responsibilities

  • Diagnosing diseases, injuries, irregularities and malformations of teeth and associated structures in the mouth and jaw using a range of methods such as radiographs, salivary tests and medical histories
  • Providing preventative oral health care such as periodontal treatments, fluoride applications and oral health promotion
  • Administering anaesthetics to limit the amount of pain experienced by patients during procedures
  • Prescribing medication for relief of ongoing pain after procedures
  • Providing restorative oral care such as implants, complex crown and bridge restorations and orthodontics, and repairing damaged and decayed teeth
  • Providing surgical treatments such as extraction of teeth and biopsy of tissue, and performing orthodontic treatment
  • Measuring and taking impressions of patients' jaws and teeth in order to determine the shape and size of dental prostheses
  • Designing, making, and fitting prosthodontic appliances such as space maintainers, bridges and dentures, or writing fabrication instructions or prescriptions for dental prosthetic technicians
  • Restoring oral function with removable and fixed oral prostheses
  • Assisting in diagnosing general diseases having oral manifestations such as diabetes
  • Educating patients and families on dental hygiene, nutrition and other measures to take care of oral health
  • Supervising dental hygienists, dental assistants and other staff

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    Skill level

    Highly skilled