What is Dentistry?

Dentistry professionals are health care professionals responsible for providing treatment and advice in relation to problems effecting teeth and the mouth.


  • Dentist
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Nurse
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Orthodontist

What skills do you need to work as a Dentist?

  • Scientific knowledge and interest in human anatomy
  • Manual dexterity and hand-eye co-ordination
  • Good customer service and people skills
  • First-rate time management and organisational skills

Where do Dentists work?

Dentists work in both the public and private sectors. Dentists can pursue careers in many different ways including: Family practice, Hospital dentistry, Community dentistry and Armed forces dentistry.

Typical Work Activities

  • Restoration (fillings, crowns)
  • Creating dental impressions and moulds
  • Advising on dental hygiene
  • Correcting irregularities of the teeth and jaw

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