What is a Dental Therapist?
A dental therapist provides treatment to sensitive patients. They are trained and experienced in treating the special needs of children and young adults aged between 1 and 25 years old.
Children often present with anxiety and this is perfectly natural. A dental therapist begins by familiarising the children with the dental environment. Talking through and explaining procedures and equipment helps children feel at ease.
The dental therapist will spend time with a patient to identify particular needs and concerns and provide solutions.
In consultation with a dentist, a dental therapist can examine and treat diseases of the teeth in preschool, primary and secondary school children, and young adults up to and including age 25.
Education and Treatment
Our dental therapists are committed to the education and motivation of children towards self-responsibility for their oral health. A dental therapist can work one to one in a family clinic, or in a classroom setting through an oral health education program. We can also assist in educating the community in the principles of preventive dentistry. Dental therapists can address a range of adult audiences, such as parent groups, play groups and parents and citizen associations. Just call us on 93861805 to book a visit to your group or school.
Coburg Dental Group offer highly trained staff, providing routine dental treatment for children, including the following:
- Dental examinations and diagnosis
- Cleaning, scaling and polishing teeth
- Administering anaesthetic
- Filling cavities in baby and adult teeth
- Extracting deciduous (baby) teeth under local anaesthetic
- Treating gum conditions
- Taking x-rays of teeth and jaws
- Applying pit and fissure sealants and fluoride therapy
- Taking impressions for mouthguard construction
For paediatric dental evaluations and procedures or for any other enquiries, contact us today. We are happy to attend to all questions and concerns you may have.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.