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What’s it like to be a Dentist?
Dentists diagnose and treat oral diseases, injuries and abnormalities of jaws,
teeth and gums, undertake preventive procedures, conduct surgery and perform
other specialist techniques.
How much can I expect to earn?
Full-time employed Dentist earn an average of $1824 per week. The [average
annual salary for this job is $94848 excluding super.]
- good hand-eye coordination
- able to do precise and detailed work
- good communication skills
- able to concentrate for long periods
- sympathetic and caring.
This job also involves:
Full use of hands/fingers
Use of precision or semi-precision tools or instruments or deft hand movements
are required for these occupations. Included are jobs where poor co-ordination
or incomplete use of hands or fingers may make tasks dangerous or difficult to
Good vision for detail
These jobs require you to be able to see clearly to examine items close-up. It
covers jobs where poor vision e.g. tunnel vision, could make the work place
unsafe or the job difficult to undertake, e.g. draftsperson working with
detailed drawings; checkout operator reading dockets; work requiring good
hand-eye co-ordination for working with precision or semi-precision tools.
Mainly indoor work
Workers performing these jobs would usually be expected to spend more than
three-quarters of their day indoors, in an office, factory or other enclosed
area protected from the weather.
Reading or writing
These jobs require moderate or better reading and writing skills. Workers may
be expected to prepare, understand or act on written materials, such as
letters or reports. People may wish to avoid these jobs if their reading or
writing English skills are limited to a small range of words or phrases and
symbols. Jobs remaining may still require very basic reading or writing
Standing for long periods
The main duties and tasks involved in these jobs are usually performed
standing up for periods of at least two hours at a stretch.
This occupation offers jobs at the following skill levels:
Jobs in this group usually require completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree,
or extensive relevant experience. Some jobs also require post-graduate study,
such as a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master Degree.
At school, you can study these subject(s) to get a good foundation for this
School subjects that include some aspect of BIOLOGY provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases a biology-related subject is a pre-
requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
Duties and tasks of a Dentist
Dentists may perform the following tasks:
- examine patients’ teeth and gums using dental equipment and X-rays
- diagnose dental conditions and plan oral health care in consultation with patients
- clean teeth and cavities, and provide preventive care such as scaling, cleaning and fluoride therapy
- repair decayed and broken teeth by rebuilding tooth structures and providing crowns and bridges
- treat diseases of the roots, gums and soft tissues of the mouth
- perform routine surgical procedures, such as extracting teeth, as well as complex operations on the jaws and soft tissues
- give local anaesthetics when necessary for carrying out treatment, and prescribe other medicines for infection or pain
- design and fit dentures, crowns and bridges for the replacement of lost or unsound teeth
- refer patients to dental specialists for further treatment.
A periodontist prevents and treats diseases of the gums and supporting
Public Health Dentist
A public health dentist works with the community, researching and facilitating
community dental programmes.
A prosthodontist restores and/or replaces teeth and their associated parts.
A paediatric dentist deals with children’s dental health.
An orthodontist diagnoses and treats badly aligned teeth and jaws.
An oral/maxillofacial surgeon surgically treats diseases and abnormalities of
the mouth and adjacent parts.
Special Needs Dentist
A special needs dentist treats patients with conditions that require special
techniques to manage dental problems.
An endodontist diagnoses and treats diseases and injuries to the soft tissues
within the hollow core of the tooth.