From community to hospital settings, the dental team plays an important role in helping to keep the nations mouths healthy and disease free.
Carrying out check-ups and treatments through the role of a dentist, promoting oral health and carrying out professional cleaning as a dental hygienist to working within a laboratory setting to create appliances such as false teeth (dentures) as a dental technician, there are a wide range of roles on offer within the dental team.
Take a look around the building to find out about the range of dental careers on offer – keep smiling.
Highly knowledgeable in oral health and skilled in performing a wide variety of procedures, dentists can often be seen as the leader within the dental team.
Dentists are responsible for carrying out a range of dental check-ups and treatments on both adults and children – helping patients to keep their mouths healthy and disease free.
Treatments can range from removing adult teeth and completing root canal treatments, designing and providing patients with false teeth, carrying out dental fillings and cleaning a patient’s teeth professionally, through a procedure known as a scale and polish.
To qualify it typically takes a minimum of six years training, graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from university, followed by completing a one-year dental foundation training programme based in an approved dental practice.
Dentists can work across a range of settings from general dental practice to community clinic to working with hospital settings through completing further courses and qualifications to specialise in a specific area of dentistry, such as Orthodontics.
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