Dental Therapist

Kaihaumanu Niho

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Dental therapists provide children and adolescents with routine dental care. They may refer clients to dentists for more specialised dental treatment.

Pay

Dental therapists with one to four years’ experience usually earn

$41K-$62K per year

Dental therapists with more than five years’ experience, and extra responsibilities, usually earn

$58K-$95K per year

Source: DHB/PSA Collective Agreement, and Emigrate New Zealand.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a dental therapist are good due to too few people entering training, and an ageing workforce.
A mobile dental therapy room for children

Dental therapists provide children and adolescents with dental care and advice

Last updated 22 August 2017