1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2381-13 Dental Specialist

Diagnoses and treats diseases, injuries, irregularities and malformations of teeth and associated structures in the mouth and jaw using surgery or other specialist techniques.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification and at least 5 years relevant experience. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • receives referrals from dentists and medical practitioners
  • examines patients and conducts X-ray examinations or special tests
  • makes diagnoses on the basis of examinations and tests
  • undertakes or arranges for treatment
  • supervises patients' progress after treatment

Specialisations:
Endodontist
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Oral Pathologist
Orthodontist
Paedodontist
Periodontist
Prosthodontist

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