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423211 - Dental Assistant

Description

Prepares patients for dental examination and assists Dental Practitioners, Hygienists and Therapists in providing care and treatment.

Skill Level

4

Alternative Titles

    • Dental Chairside Assistant
    • Dental Nurse

Skills Assessment Authority

Caveats

No caveats apply to this occupation.

Group: 4232 Dental Assistants

Description

prepare patients for dental examination and assist Dental Practitioners, Hygienists and Therapists in providing care and treatment.

Tasks

    • 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
    • may perform billing and other clerical tasks

Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Occupations in this Group

    • 423211 Dental Assistant

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