Skills Licensed Dental Therapist near Saanich (BC)

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "licensed dental therapist" was moved from the group Dental hygienists and dental therapists (NOC 3222) to the group Dental hygienists and dental therapists (NOC 32111).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a licensed dental therapist in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Dental hygienists and dental therapists (NOC 32111).

Tasks

  • Conduct initial dental assessments and consult with dentists on patient care
  • Supervise dental assistants in their health care functions
  • Take dental impressions
  • Instruct patients regarding oral hygiene
  • Clean and stimulate the gums to prevent gum disease
  • Remove stains and deposits from teeth
  • Apply fluoride treatment
  • Take, develop and mount X-rays
  • Apply and remove temporary dressings
  • Diagnose type and severity of diseases
  • Administer local anesthetics
  • Perform routine extraction of teeth
  • Remove sutures
  • Fill cavities
  • Perform restorative and orthodontic procedures under the direction of a dentist
  • Replace portions of crowns and perform other restoration techniques

Skills and knowledge

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

    Skills

  • Analysis Help -
    • Projecting Outcomes
    • Researching and Investigating
    • Planning
    • Examining and Diagnosing
    • Analyzing Information
    • Inspecting and Testing
  • Service and Care Help -
    • Counselling and Nurturing
    • Treating People/Animals
    • Protecting and Enforcing
    • Serving Others
    • Cooking, Preparing, Serving
    • Tending to Daily Needs
    • Cleaning and House/Shop Keeping
  • Management Help -
    • Strategic Planning
    • Leading and Motivating
    • Allocating and Controlling Resources
    • Evaluating
    • Co-ordinating and Organizing
    • Recruiting and Hiring
    • Supervising
  • Communication Help -
    • Negotiating and Adjudicating
    • Liaising and Networking
    • Teaching and Training
    • Professional Communicating
    • Advising and Consulting
    • Promoting and Selling
    • Interviewing
  • Information Handling Help -
    • Managing Information
    • Processing Information
  • Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery Help -
    • Installing and Setting-Up Technical Infrastructure
    • Debugging and Reprogramming Technical Systems
    • Using Specialized Instrumentation and Equipment

    Knowledge

  • Mathematics and Science Help -
    • Mathematics
    • Statistics
    • Physics
    • Earth Sciences (Geosciences)
    • Chemistry
    • Biology
  • Business, Finance and Management Help -
    • Business Management
    • Business Administration
    • Finance
    • Economics
    • Accounting
    • Personnel and Human Resources
    • Clerical
    • Sales
    • Marketing
    • Client Service
  • Health Services Help -
    • Medicine
    • Therapy and Counselling
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