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Dental Therapist

What is a Dental Therapist?

A Dental Therapist is a dental care professional who can provide the same duties as a Dental Hygienist but has also received additional training to perform more advanced and complex procedures. The skills of a Dental Therapist may be used to free up the Dentists time so patients may be seen sooner.

What can a Dental Therapist do?

A Dental Therapist can perform a wide range of procedures, including;
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  • Examinations
  • Taking dental x-rays
  • Giving injections
  • Providing oral health education
  • Cosmetic adult fillings
  • Treating children including filling teeth and extracting baby teeth
  • Treating gum disease
  • Taking impressions for mouth guards, dentures etc;
  • Teeth whitening

Who can be seen by a Dental Therapist?

Dental Therapists have received extensive training, so they are able to provide care for all patients including the very young, elderly, special needs and very anxious patients.

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