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Dental Prosthetist
  Specialised occupation Specialised occupation

Also known as Clinical Dental Technician.

Designs, constructs, repairs and fits dentures and mouthguards. Registration or licensing is required.


Tasks Include:


  • providing educational programs to motivate children, parents and the community in matters relating to oral health
  • providing fluoride therapy by applying remineralising solutions and desensitising agents
  • removing deposits from teeth
  • applying non-invasive fissure sealants to teeth
  • taking impressions of the mouth
  • taking dental radiographs
  • administering local anaesthesia by infiltration and mandibular nerve block
  • fabricating full and partial dentures
  • constructing mouth guards, crowns, metal clasps, inlays, bridgework and other aids
Job prospects for Dental Hygienists, Technicians and Therapists in Victoria

Occupations in the Dental Hygienists, Technicians and Therapists group include Dental Hygienist, Dental Prosthetist, Dental Technician and Dental Therapist.

Employment prospects
There are currently 1,200 Dental Hygienists, Technicians and Therapists in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively small occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are stable.

Average weekly wage
$1,189.00

Hourly earnings
$30.30

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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