Statement of Acknowledgement

We acknowledge and respect the traditional custodians on whose ancestral lands we provide dental services.

We acknowledge the deep feeling of attachment and relationship of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to Country.

We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people attending our services.

We are committed to improving the oral health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

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Dental Assistant Traineeship Program

Applications are now open for our 2023 Dental Assistant Traineeship Program

Hospital setting

discussion with girl in dental chair

Hospital setting training modules

The following training modules are available for hospital settings.

You can explore the training module to see if it suits your requirements.

You can work through the course content at your own pace and stop and start as many times as you like without losing your place.

You will be awarded an electronic certificate when completing the course (with an 85% pass grade).

Better Oral Health in Hospital

The course is estimated to take about 3 hrs to complete.

This course is designed to show how multidisciplinary healthcare professionals can optimise their patients’ health outcomes, reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections (such as aspiration pneumonia) and promote comprehensive patient care by integrating oral health into general health and fundamental care.

This includes the integration of 4 key oral health processes into routine acute care practice:

  1. oral health assessment
  2. oral health care planning
  3. daily oral care
  4. dental referral.

You have the option of working through the course content at your own pace and to stop and start as many times as you like without losing your place.

On completion of the course quiz (with an 85% pass grade) you will receive a Certificate of Completion.