Oral Health

Oral Health is about providing preventive oral health care to patients and being able to assist dentists.

This includes teaching patients to care for their own teeth and gums.

Studying in this area involves learning about tooth decay and diseases of the gums and mouth and how to prevent and treat them.

This includes learning about anatomy, pathology, radiography, and nutrition.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Dental hygienist
  • Dental therapist
  • Dental assistant
  • Dental laboratory technician
  • Health educator
  • Science teacher
  • Academic

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