ANZSCO code – 252311 Dental Specialist

252311: Dental Specialist Description Diagnoses and treats diseases, injuries, irregularities and malformations of teeth and associated structures in the mouth and jaw using surgery and other specialist techniques. Registration or licensing is required. Skill Level 1 Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification. Assessing Authority

  • Australian Dental Council (ADC)

info@adc.org.au  Specialisations

  • Endodontist
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
  • Oral Pathologist
  • Orthodontist
  • Paedodontist
  • Periodontist
  • Prosthodontist

 Specialisation titles are any commonly used titles which refer to a subset of jobs belonging to the occupation designated in the principal title. These jobs involve the performance of specialised tasks rather than the broader range of tasks usually performed in the occupation. Unit Group 2523: Dental Practitioners Description Diagnose and treat dental disease, restore normal oral function using a broad range of treatments, such as surgery and other specialist techniques, and advise on oral health. Indicative Skill Level In Australia and New Zealand: Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1). Registration or licensing is required.  

Tasks

  • Diagnosing dental diseases using a range of methods such as radiographs, salivary tests and medical histories
  • Providing preventative oral health care such as periodontal treatments, fluoride applications and oral health promotion
  • Providing restorative oral care such as implants, complex crown and bridge restorations, and orthodontics, and repairing damaged and decayed teeth
  • Providing oral surgical treatments such as biopsy of tissue and prescription of medication
  • Performing routine orthodontic treatment
  • Restoring oral function with removable and fixed oral prostheses
  • Assisting in diagnosing general diseases having oral manifestations such as diabetes
  • Educating patients to take care of their mouth and teeth
  • Leading a dental team which may comprise Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants and other Dental Specialists

 Other occupations in this Unit Group

  • 252312: Dentist