What is an oral health therapist?
Our oral health therapists are an essential part of our Clifton Hill Dental team.
Oral health therapists are dental professionals who have completed training at university and are qualified in dental therapy and dental hygiene. They are able to provide a wide range of dental care to children, adolescents and adults. Because of their training, oral health therapists are equipped to work in collaboration with dentists on preventive, restorative and certain cosmetic procedures.
Oral health therapists also provide valuable advice and resources to help patients achieve optimal oral health.
- Nutritional counselling
- Smoking cessation
- Home dental hygiene practices
- Scale and clean frequency
- Gum therapies
- Children's dentistry
Our oral health therapists also have an extended scope of practice that enables them to provide minor restorative services to patients of all ages and also provide both in-chair and at-home teeth whitening systems for a brighter, more youthful smile.
At Clifton Hill Dental, we recommend adults have a thorough examination with a dentist before seeing one of the oral health therapists for teeth cleaning or further treatment. Your oral health therapist is your partner in oral health and is available to answer any questions or address any concerns you have about the health and appearance of your teeth and gums.