Dental Technician - ANZSCO 411213

Description
Constructs and repairs dentures and other dental appliances. Registration or licensing may be required.
Skill Level
2
Specialisations
  • Dental Laboratory Assistant
Skills Assessment Authority
TRA
Caveats
No caveats apply to this occupation.
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations

Group: 4112 Dental Hygienists, Technicians and Therapists

Description
provide supportive dental services in preventative and restorative dental procedures, and construct and repair dental appliances.
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
Skill Level
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing may be required.
Occupations in this Group

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