Are you interested in health and science? Have you thought about dentistry but concerned you won’t receive the required ATAR? You may be interested in exploring the following occupations:
- Dental Nurse/Assistant: assists dental team, supports patient, sterilisation of equipment, prepares dental materials, maintains client records etc.
- Dental Hygienist: educates patients about prevention of disease, treats oral diseases and provides dental treatments.
- Dental Therapist: examines and treats diseases of the teeth in children and adolescents under the supervision of dentists.
- Dental Technician: designs and constructs dentures, crowns, impression trays, oral splints etc.
For information on these career areas, go to the Australian Dental Association