1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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DENTAL PRACTITIONERS diagnose diseases, injuries, decay and malformations of teeth, gums, mouth tissue, jaw and other dento-facial structures, prescribe and administer restorative and preventive procedures, including surgery and other specialist techniques.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is a bachelor degree or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • examining teeth, gums, tissues and dento-facial structures, using dental and X-ray equipment in order to diagnose dental problems
  • filling cavities and extracting decayed or deformed teeth
  • constructing inlays and artificial crowns to replace teeth
  • designing, constructing and fitting complete and partial dentures, orthodontic and other appliances and performing bridge work
  • performing specialist examinations and tests and undertaking or arranging appropriate treatment in a specialist area


This section contains the following subsection :
              2381-11 Dentist
              2381-13 Dental Specialist

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