The dental team supports the Dentist in providing oral health services to patients, including the treatment of dental and oral disease, dental irregularities and injuries. It is made up of Dental Nurses, Dental Hygienist-therapists, Dental Technicians and occasionally Dental Healthcare Support Workers.
Dentists are responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions affecting the mouth and teeth.
Dental Hygienist-therapists carry out routine treatments prescribed by a dentist, such as fillings and polishing of teeth.
Dental Nurses are Dental Care Professionals (DCPs) who help Dentists in clinical and non-clinical aspects of patient care.
Dental Technicians are essential members of the dental team, supporting the clinical work of a registered Dentist.