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DENTAL THERAPISTS WEEK

April 19-25, 2020

 

Dental therapists are primary oral health care professionals who are trained to perform basic clinical dental treatment and preventive services within a variety of practice settings. As members of a multidisciplinary team, dental therapists provide restorative dental treatment services, disease prevention and oral health promotion programs to maintain and improve health. Dental therapists also advocate for the needs of clients, assist them in accessing care and refer them to other health professionals for services beyond the scope of the dental therapist’s practice.

 

Dental Therapists work in public health, government agencies, health regions, First Nations clinics, teaching institutions and private practice.