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Dental Hygienists carry out preventative dental procedures under the direction of a Dentist.


  • provides educational programmes to motivate children, parents and the community in matters relating to oral health
  • provides fluoride therapy by applying re-mineralising solutions and desensitising agents
  • removes deposits from teeth.

To become a Dental Hygienist

  • You usually need an advanced diploma or bachelor degree in oral health to work as a Dental Hygienist.

    Find a Certificate in Dental Assisting

  • Registration with the Dental Board of Australia is required.

Skills employers are looking for

  • Dental Hygiene

  • Communication Skills

  • Dentistry

  • Health Promotion Programmes

  • Dental Care

  • Infection Control

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