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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.


Tasks Include:


  • 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
Job prospects for Dental Assistants in Victoria

Occupation in the Dental Assistants group include Dental Assistant

Employment prospects
There are currently 3,800 Dental Assistants in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

Average weekly wage
$995.10

Hourly earnings
$26.20

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

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