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Dental Therapist

Agency: Health Promotion Board
Job no.: 535643
Work type: Permanent
Location: Singapore

Established in 2001, the Health Promotion Board’s (HPB) vision is to build a nation of healthy people.

We aim to empower residents in Singapore to attain optimal health, increase the quality and years of healthy life, and prevent illnesses, disability and premature death.

To achieve this, HPB drives national health promotion and disease prevention programmes, spearheads health education initiatives and creates a supportive environment in Singapore where healthy lifestyle options are available and accessible for healthy living every day.

Job Description 

School Dental Service provides school-based oral health care services to school-going children to ensure that they achieve good oral health and dental fitness. The comprehensive range of services includes oral health promotions, education talks, dental screenings and treatment. As a Dental Therapist, you will provide services in the following areas.

▪ Provide oral health screenings & treatment to school children and render them dentally fit through:

  • examination and diagnosis,
  • instructions in oral hygiene,
  • applications of fissure sealants,
  • cleaning, scaling and polishing of teeth,
  • restorations of permanent and primary teeth,
  • extractions of primary teeth under local anesthetic.

▪  Provide efficient and effective operational management of school/mobile dental clinic.

▪  Achieve and maintain high standard of infection control protocol, clinical standards and customer service quality.

▪  Update and maintain pupils’ clinical records and schedule pupils’ appointments in IDEAS computer system.

▪  Promote oral health promotion programmes and conduct talks to pre-schoolers, primary and secondary school children and parents.

▪ Maintain clinic’s stock supplies and usage, and prepare store requisition forms.

▪ Arrange repairs of dental equipment in the school dental clinic.

If you enjoy working with children, join the SDS family! 


Competencies & Key Requirements

  • Proficiency in clinical skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Ability to establish close rapport with children, parents and school staff
  • Effective social, and communication skills
  • Effective time management, planning and organisational skills
  • Relevant knowledge in IT applications and skills
  • A certificate/diploma in dental therapy that can be registered with the Singapore Dental Council
  • Preferably 2-3 years of relevant work experience

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