DENTAL PROSTHETIST-ANZSCO :411212

SKILL LEVEL 2

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ANZSCO 411212: DENTAL PROSTHETIST

Major Group: 4 - Community and Personal Service Workers | Sub-Major Group: 41 - Health and Welfare Support Workers | Minor Group: 411 - Health and Welfare Support Workers | Unit Group: 4112 - Dental Hygienists, Technicians and Therapists

Description: Designs, constructs, repairs and fits dentures and mouthguards. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level 2 : Occupations at Skill Level 2 have a level of skill commensurate with one of the following:

- NZ Register Diploma or 
- AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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.

Alternative Titles
  • Clinical Dental Technician
Alternative titles are any commonly used alternative title (or titles) for the occupation. These alternative titles have the same meaning as the principal title but may be less commonly used.

UNIT GROUP 4112: DENTAL HYGIENISTS, TECHNICIANS AND THERAPISTS


Description: Provide supportive dental services in preventative and restorative dental procedures, and construct and repair dental appliances.

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.

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
Other occupations in this Unit Group
  • 411211 - Dental Hygienist
  • 411213 - Dental Technician
  • 411214 - Dental Therapist