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What is a Dental Therapist?

A dental therapist is a highly trained and qualified dental professional who provides a range of dental care services with a focus on preventive and routine care. Dental therapists can perform various procedures, including fillings, milk teeth extractions, cleaning and scaling of teeth, applying fluoride treatments, taking X-rays, and providing advice on oral hygiene and nutrition. They play a crucial role in promoting oral health, particularly in the context of kids dentistry. While dental therapists work under the supervision of a dentist, they can perform the majority routine restorative dental procedures, allowing dentists to focus on more complex cases. This collaborative approach helps ensure that more people have access to essential dental care and can maintain optimal oral health.

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