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Dental Therapist

Dental therapists provide children and adolescents with routine dental care. They may refer clients to dentists for more specialised dental treatment. Essentially, dental therapists dental professionals, but they are not licenced or trained doctors of dentistry.

The responsibilities of a dental therapist involve tooth cleaning, drilling and cavity filling. However, they also often provide community advice on good dental hygiene, often travelling to schools and community centres in the process.