Summary Licensed Dental Therapist in Canada
Find key facts and figures about working as a licensed dental therapist. The following information is applicable to all Dental hygienists and dental therapists (NOC 3222).
Dental hygienists provide dental hygiene treatment and services related to oral health promotion and disease and mouth injury prevention. They are employed in a variety of settings including dentists' offices, hospitals, private clinics, educational institutions, public health agencies or they may be self-employed. Dental therapists provide limited restorative dental treatment in addition to dental hygiene services. They are employed by the federal government and the provincial governments to provide services in rural and remote communities.
College or apprenticeship
College education or apprenticeship training usually required
Median wage in Canada
The job prospects vary across Canada depending on the province or territory.
advertised in Canada
- Conduct initial dental assessments and consult with dentists on patient care
- Take dental impressions
- Instruct patients regarding oral hygiene
- Clean and stimulate the gums to prevent gum disease
- Remove stains and deposits from teeth
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