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Certificate III in Dental Assisting HLT35015

The Certificate III in Dental Assisting prepares you to assist with oral health care procedures, comply with infection control policies and procedures, process reusable equipment in health work and participate in work health and safety processes. This...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Dental Assistant +3
Foundation Education -  Course

Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Radiography and Oral Health Promotion Specialisation) HLT45015

The Certificate IV in Dental Assisting – Radiography and Oral Health Promotion Specialisation will equip you with the skills required to ensure the smooth running of a dental practice. You will learn how to manage appointments, record and reconcile pay...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Dental Assistant
Foundation Education -  Course

Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Oral Health Promotion Specialisation) HLT45015

A Certificate IV in Dental Assisting – Oral Health Promotion Specialisation, will give you the skills and knowledge you require to assist a Dentist, Dental Therapist or Oral Dental Hygienist during dental health care procedures. Through the Oral Health...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Dental Assistant +4
Foundation Education -  Course

Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Radiography Specialisation) HLT45015

The Certificate IV in Dental Assisting – Radiography Specialisation, will provide you with the essential skills and knowledge you need to assist Dentists undertaking radiography procedures. You will learn specialist radiation biology and protection ski...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Dental Assistant +4
Foundation Education -  Course

Certificate III in Dental Assisting and Certificate IV in Dental Assisting – Radiography Specialisation HLT35015, HLT45015

Get the best start to your dental assisting career with two dental qualifications With these two nationally recognised qualifications, you will gain the skills and knowledge to complement a multi-disciplinary team in a dental practice. With the Certifi...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Dental Assistant
Foundation Education -  Course

Certificate III in Dental Assisting and Certificate IV in Dental Assisting- Oral Health Promotion Specialisation HLT35015,HLT45015

Combine two dental qualifications for career success, with specialist oral health knowledge The Certificate III in Dental Assisting and Certificate IV in Dental Assisting – Oral Health Promotion Specialisation will prepare you to oversee the day-to-day...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Dental Assistant
Foundation Education -  Course

Certificate III in Dental Assisting HLT35015

Get qualified to work as an entry-level Dental Assistant with Open Colleges HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting. The course is based around a fictional dental clinic which gives context to everything you learn. As you work your way through the...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Dental Assistant +6
Open Colleges -  Course

Certificate III in Dental Assisting HLT35015

Dental Assistants are highly sought after and enjoy a great pay rate. This Nationally Recognised qualification provides students with the skills and knowledge required to work as a Dental Assistant in a Dentist’s Practice. The uniqueness of our course...

Study Method Blended, Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Dental Assistant +3
Health Courses Australia -  Course

Careers in dentistry and dentist salary

With such high job prospects for graduates of a dental course, the career possibilities are endless. In Australia, dentistry students have the highest entry-level salary of any sector, with the average dentist graduate earning an average of $92,000 per year after completing a Bachelor degree in Dentistry. A dental assistant can earn more than $40,000 per year, with high salary growth very common in the Australian dentistry sector.

There’s plenty of career opportunities in Dentistry, from performing surgery and orthodontics through to assisting. Some of these careers in dentistry include:

  • Dentist
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Nurse
  • Oral or Dental Surgeon
  • Orthodontist
  • Endodontist

Dentistry courses in Australia

There’s a huge range of dentistry courses in Australia, available in-class in every state and territory. With a strong focus on practical learning and experience, courses in dentistry are very well regarded. Most courses, such as the Certificate III in Dental assisting involve work placement opportunities, so you can gain the skills and knowledge you need to enter the workforce under the supervision of an expert.

Some of the most popular dentistry courses include:

– Certificate III in Dental Assisting
– Diploma of Dental Technology
– Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics
– Bachelor of Dental Surgery
– Bachelor of Dental Science
– Bachelor of Oral Health
– Graduate Diploma of Dentistry

Certificate III in Dentistry

If you’re ready to prepare yourself for the challenging world of dental assisting and want to ensure you have the skills you need to create a successful career; a Certificate in Dentistry such as the Certificate III in Dental Assistance is for you. These courses are aimed to prepare you for the role of a Dental technician or assistant through maintaining high standards of practical experience, health care procedures and hygiene.

Bachelor Degree in Dentistry

A Bachelor degree in Dentistry is essential if you have your eyes set on a career as a dentist. These three to four-year undergraduate courses are provided as select Universities in Australia that offer a Dental School. Currently, the Universities that offer Bachelors in Dentistry include:

  • Charles Sturt University
  • Griffith University
  • James Cook University
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Western Australia

These are the only schools that offer dentistry education and are needed to enter careers in dentistry that include surgical work. The great thing about courses such as the Bachelor of Oral Health or the Bachelor of Dental Science is their reputation for providing skilled, knowledgeable graduates ready to enter the workforce. With so many job prospects and a salary verging on the $100K mark; these courses are a worthwhile investment.

What does a dentist do?

Dentists treat issues with teeth as well as provide preventative services such as cleaning to stop future damage or decay. They are responsible for promoting and maintaining oral health. Dental health is extremely important, and with 40% of young adults and children not visiting the dentists often enough; they are also very important in teaching proper oral hygiene care.

Oral health goes a lot further than just check-ups. Other important types of dentistry include:

  • Endodontists: specialise in root canals and deep tissue issues in the mouth
  • Paediatric dentist: specialise in oral health in children, until teen years
  • Orthodontist: specialise in straightening teeth, including the use of bracers and correcting overbites
  • Periodontist: specialise in gum diseases and types of dental implants
  • Prosthodontist: specialise in issues relating to the teeth and jaw, including broken teeth and in some cases snoring problems

If you’re ready to take that first step to a thriving career, look no further than the in-demand and ever-challenging world of dentistry. With plenty of career opportunities waiting for you, browse a course today and find one that can help you turn your dream of a successful career into a reality. 

 

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