Role and key duties
Dentists diagnose and treat diseases, injuries and abnormalities of teeth and gums, undertake preventive procedures, conduct surgery and perform other specialist techniques.
Duties may include: examining patients' teeth and gums using dental equipment and X-rays; diagnosing dental conditions and planning oral health care in consultation with patients; cleaning teeth and cavities and providing preventative care; repairing decayed and broken teeth by placement of various filling materials and, when necessary, extracting and replacing teeth; treating diseases of the gums, tooth nerves and root canals; and performing surgical operations to the mouth, jaws, teeth and related structures.
Minimum qualification required
Completion of a Degree in Dental Science.
Degree in Dental Science.