Skills Licensed Dental Therapist in Alberta

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).


  • 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 Checklist

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


Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery Help - Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery
  • Using Specialized Instrumentation and Equipment
Service and Care Help - Service and Care
  • Serving Others
  • Treating People/Animals
Communication Help - Communication
  • Teaching and Training
Information Handling Help - Information Handling
  • Processing Information
Analysis Help - Analysis
  • Analyzing Information
Management Help - Management
  • Supervising


Health Services Help - Health Services
  • Medicine
Mathematics and Science Help - Mathematics and Science
  • Biology
Business, Finance and Management Help - Business, Finance and Management
  • Client Service
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