1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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      Dental Assistant
      Dental Chairside Assistant
      Dental Nurse

Prepares patients for dental examinations and assists dentists in providing care and treatment.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:
  • receives and prepares patients
  • arranges and hands instruments, medication and other dental requisites to dentists
  • prepares dental materials
  • takes, processes and mounts X-rays
  • uses suction devices and water sprays
  • performs routine maintenance on equipment
  • may advise patients on dental health education and post-operative care and procedures
  • may act as the dentist's receptionist
  • may perform billing and other clerical tasks

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