Dental Assistant

Also known as Dental Chairside Assistant, Dental Nurse.
Prepares patients for dental examination and assists Dental Practitioners, Hygienists and Therapists in providing care and treatment.
Training time 9 months - 1.5 years
Avg. weekly wage $651
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 6,200

What does a Dental Assistant do?

  • receiving and preparing patients
  • arranging and handing instruments, medication, and other dental requisites to Dental Practitioners
  • preparing dental materials and processing X-rays
  • using suction devices and water sprays
  • performing routine maintenance on equipment
  • sterilising and preventing cross infection of equipment
  • may advise patients on dental health education and post-operative care and procedures
  • may act as receptionist for Dental Practitioners

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Certificate III in Dental Assisting
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