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Dentistry is a challenging and rewarding profession that is responsible for the total oral health of individuals and the wider community. Good oral health is integral to good general health; thus dentistry is recognised as a primary healthcare profession.
Qualified dentists have the choice of various employment fields:
General Dental Practice
Private practice Once registered with the appropriate Dental Board, dentists can enter private practice on their own behalf. Alternatively thay may work as an assistant with an established practitioner, join a partnership or work as a locum tenens.
Government public health Queensland, there are salaried positions available in government and school dental clinics.
Armed services Graduates may enter the Navy, Army or Air Force as dental officers on a short service or permanent basis.
Graduates may undertake further study and qualify as a specialist in a recognised field. These fields include Orthodontics, Periodontics, Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Paediatric dentistry, Prosthodontics, Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine, Maxillofacial Radiology, and Public Health.
Considerable opportunities are available within Australia and overseas in all areas of biomedical science, including clinical science and biotechnology.
Graduates with postgraduate experience and higher degrees may apply for permanent lectureships which become available from time to time. Temporary lectureships are occasionally available and may be offered to graduates who intend studying for higher degrees.