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数据来源： abs.gov.au 及 myfuture.edu.au
What’s it like to be a Dental Hygienist?
Dental hygienists use preventive, educational and therapeutic methods for
controlling oral diseases to help individual patients and groups achieve and
maintain oral health.
Dental hygienists may work in a team with other dental practitioners.
How much can I expect to earn?
Full-time employed Dental Hygienist earn an average of $1250 per week. The
[average annual salary for this job is $65000 excluding super.]
- good hand-eye coordination
- able to perform precise and detailed work
- good problem-solving skills
- good communication skills
- interest in healthcare work
- able to work as part of a team.
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
This occupation offers jobs at the following skill levels:
Para Professional Jobs
Jobs in this group usually require completion of secondary education and/or
completion of some further study of a vocational nature, such as a Diploma or
an Advanced Diploma.
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 Dental Hygienist
Dental hygienists may perform the following tasks:
- assess and record oral health conditions and plan treatments
- educate, counsel and provide instruction for people of all ages, as well as other healthcare professionals, on oral health and hygiene, plaque control and nutrition
- remove deposits and stains from teeth by scaling, root debridement and tooth polishing
- identify and apply prevention strategies and control mechanisms for dental caries (decay) and periodontal (gum) disease
- select and use appropriate fluoride treatments, and polish tooth restorations
- apply professional tooth whitening agents
- place temporary dental restorations
- expose, process and interpret dental X-rays
- take impressions of patients’ mouths for the construction of study casts, mouthguards and orthodontic appliances
- carry out orthodontic procedures that do not initiate tooth movement (such as band sizing and selection or bonding of fixed retainers)
- apply and remove periodontal dressings and rubber dams
- stabilise teeth affected by gum disease
- select and administer pain control techniques, including local anaesthesia
- remove dental sutures (stitches)
- instruct patients on looking after their teeth and mouth after operations.