Oral Health Therapist

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Oral Health Therapists (combined dental therapists and hygienists) are registered oral health practitioners who provide primary oral health care for children and adults. They use preventive, educational and therapeutic methods for the control of oral diseases to aid individual patients and groups in achieving and maintaining oral health. This includes examining and diagnosing dental decay and gum diseases and providing routine dental treatments. They also work to promote oral health and provide preventive dental services among individuals and the broader community.

eDen provides educational content in the form of webinars, webcasts, documents and courses covering a wide range of topics for the dental therapist including, bruxism, treating the special needs patient, thumb and finger sucking, obstructive sleep apnoea, orofacial myology, practice management and adding value to the practice through the dental hygiene appointment, oral pathology, periodontics,   early orthodontic treatment in the mixed dentition, caries and risk management, and infection control. In addition we have research based content on children’s experience of dentistry and oral health in the first half of life.