Our Oral Health Therapist, Mel, provides a range of treatment for children and adolescents including:


  • Routine Check ups

  • Cleans and Flouride treatments

  • X-rays: X-rays are essential to the dental check up process. It allows the dentist and dental therapist to detect decay in between the teeth that cannot be seen during a routine exam.

  • Fissure sealants: are plastic coatings placed on the chewing surfaces of teeth helping to prevent dental decay

  • Fillings on baby and permanent teeth

  • Extracting baby teeth with local anaesthetic


What is an Oral Health Therapist?


Oral Health Therapists are registered dental therapists and dental hygienists who provide oral health care for children and adults. This includes examining and diagnosing dental decay and gum disease and providing routine dental treatments.


Oral Health Therapists need to obtain a Bachelor of Oral Health at University.


Oral Health Therapists perform the following tasks as part of their work:


  • Routine dental checkups for children, adolescents and young adults up to the age of 18 including cleaning,

  • Taking x-rays,

  • Providing flouride treatment and applying sealants.

  • Filling cavities and extracting baby teeth with local anaesthetic.

  • Treating gum conditions for all ages including adults,

  • Taking x-rays of teeth,

  • Applying remineralising therapies and taking impressions,

  • Educating and motivating patients to maintain good oral health

  • Bringing more complex dental problems to the attention of dentists, specialists or other health care providers,

  • Visiting local pre-schools to promote healthy eating and good oral health


Can an Oral Health Therapist treat my child?


Yes. Oral Health therapists have been specifically trained to provide a range of general dental treatment to children.