Dental Practitioners diagnose and treat dental disease, restore normal oral function using a broad range of treatments, such as surgery and other specialist techniques, and advise on oral health.


Job Demand: High

Average weekly wage: $1,793

Where you could work:

Dental Practices - Totally Teeth, Australia Fair Dental, Maven Dental Group

Hospitals - Gold Coast University Hospital

Dentists do the following tasks:

  • Diagnosing dental diseases using a range of methods such as radiographs, salivary tests and medical histories
  • Providing preventative oral health care such as periodontal treatments, fluoride applications and oral health promotion
  • Providing restorative oral care such as implants, complex crown and bridge restorations, and orthodontics, and repairing damaged and decayed teeth
  • Providing oral surgical treatments such as biopsy of tissue and prescription of medication
  • Performing routine orthodontic treatment
  • Restoring oral function with removable and fixed oral prostheses
  • Assisting in diagnosing general diseases having oral manifestations such as diabetes
  • Educating patients to take care of their mouth and teeth
  • Leading a dental team which may comprise of Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants and other Dental Specialists