Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists

(NOC 3222)
+14.13%
 

Career Description

Dental hygienists provide dental hygiene assessment/treatment and information related to the prevention of diseases and disorders of the teeth and mouth. They may take dental impressions, remove stains/deposits from teeth, take and develop X-rays, clean and stimulate the gums, and apply fluoride treatment.

Dental therapists carry out limited dental services related to the prevention and treatment of diseases/disorders of the teeth and mouth. They may remove stains and deposits from teeth, take dental impressions and X-rays, fill cavities, extract teeth, and replace portions of tooth crowns.

Duties May Include

They may take dental impressions, remove stains/deposits from teeth, take and develop X-rays, clean and stimulate the gums, and apply fluoride treatment.

Examples of Titles

Dental Hygienist
Dental Nurse
Dental Therapist

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Dental Hygiene Diploma; Advanced
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Modified on May 13, 2012