What is an oral health therapist?
You may have noticed that we now have an oral health therapist, Karina, on our team. Today we look at what an oral health therapist is and how they can help you with your oral health.
An oral health therapist has a 3-year university degree which provides them with a dual qualification as both a dental hygienist and a dental therapist. This means that in addition to providing hygiene services such as cleanings and oral health education, they are skilled in providing check-ups, placing fillings and removing baby teeth. While most oral health therapists are only able to place fillings for children, Karina has completed an additional post-graduate degree which has provided her with the skills to work on both children and adults.
Karina can provide the following for both adults and children:
Remove baby teeth
Professional teeth cleaning
Stainless steel crowns for children (“fairy/robot/pirate” teeth)
Preventive services such as education, fluoride treatment, advice on cleaning and what products to use
Karina is very experienced in working with children, including those that are afraid or have behavioural issues. We proive $1000 worth of dental treatment free to elligible children under the Childrens Dental Benefits Scheme and provide generous student discounts to all children and school students.
If you would like to make an appointment with Karina please contact us on 8755 1835.