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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.

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About this Career

£35,603

Average salary

New workers start around £16,083.43. Normal pay is £35,603 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £79,786.20.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

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 Looking For

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Skills

Job postings

Reading Comprehension
91
Active Learning
90
Critical Thinking
87
Active Listening
85
Monitoring
82
Learning Strategies
82
Speaking
80
Science
79
Writing
76
Mathematics
68

Our colleges

Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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