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