How to Become a Dental Hygiene Assistant

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What do I need to study to become a Dental Hygiene Assistant?

Studying this online HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting course provides you with the training to develop your skills as a professional dental assistant. View course information
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The online HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting course provides you with the education and training to build your career as a qualified dental assistant. View course information
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Further your education with the online HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting course and enjoy a great Dental Health career. View course information
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Specialise in radiography and set yourself up for a rewarding career in the dental services sector with the HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting and HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography) qualification from Foundation Education. View course information
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This nationally recognised HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting and HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting qualification from Foundation Education will give you all the skills you need to confidently perform in any Dental Assistant role. View course information
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Definition of Dental Hygiene Assistant

Dental Hygiene Assistants are tasked with readying patients for treatments in order to lessen the workload and improve workflow efficiency for the dentist and hygienist. They may be required to review care plans with patients, organise and prepare equipment before procedures, take dental impressions and vital signs, and perform fluoride applications.

Dental hygienists are employed to assist the dentist by cleaning patient’s teeth, administering oral examinations and conducting X-rays. A Dental Hygiene Assistant aides the hygienist by prepping rooms before treatments, developing X-ray films and carrying out other office related tasks when the dentist and hygienist are unavailable.

Career Outlook for Dental Hygiene Assistant

The average age of people working as is with of them being male. of are employed full-time and they typically work around hours per week.

 

Unemployment is and, with A Bachelor Degree or higher, the average Community Worker can earn around . In 2015 there were working and the future growth of the profession is predicted to be , with numbers around in 2020.