Dental Hygienists

Dental Hygienists

Dental Hygienists provide supportive dental services in preventative and restorative dental procedures, and construct and repair dental appliances. 

Dental Hygienists

Job Demand: Medium

Average weekly wage: $1,990

Where you could work:

Dentists: Totally Teeth, Oasis Dental Studio

Queensland Health: Gold Coast University Hospital

Dental Hygienists do the following tasks:

  • 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
  • Repairing and relining denture bases