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Dental Practitioners

Dental practitioners diagnose dental and oral diseases, injuries and disorders, prescribe and administer treatment, recommend preventative action and, where necessary, refer the patient to a specialist.


Median Salary

New workers start around £20,950. Normal pay is £46,376 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £103,928.

Daily Tasks

  • Prepares and delivers lectures, undertakes research, and conducts and participates in clinical trials.
  • Maintains patients.
  • Refers patient to specialist, where necessary.
  • Educates patients on oral health care.
  • Supervises patient.
  • Constructs and fits braces, inlays, dentures and other appliances.
  • Carries out clinical treatments, restores teeth affected by decay etc., treats gum disease and other disorders.
  • Administers local anaesthetics.
  • Assesses and recommends treatment options to patients.
  • Examines patient.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Listening
  • Monitoring
  • Learning Strategies
  • Speaking
  • Science
  • Writing
  • Mathematics