Occupation Profile – Dentist – (ANZSCO 252312) – Skilled / Employer-Sponsored Migration

Occupation TitleDENTIST
ANZSCO Code252312
Occupations in this Group252311 Dental Specialist
252312 Dentist
DescriptionDiagnoses and treats dental disease, injuries, decay and malformations of the teeth, periodontal tissue (gums), hard and soft tissue found on the mouth and other dento-facial structures using surgery and other techniques. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level1
Alternative TitleDental Practitioner
Dental Surgeon
Occupation ListShort-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)
Combined list of eligible skilled occupations for subclasses 457 and 186
Tasks-diagnosing dental diseases using a range of methods such as radiographs, salivary tests and medical histories
-providing preventative oral health care such as periodontal treatments, fluoride applications and oral health promotion
-providing restorative oral care such as implants, complex crown and bridge restorations, and orthodontics, and repairing damaged and decayed teeth
-providing oral surgical treatments such as biopsy of tissue and prescription of medication
-performing routine orthodontic treatment
-restoring oral function with removable and fixed oral prostheses
-assisting in diagnosing general diseases having oral manifestations such as diabetes
-educating patients to take care of their mouth and teeth
-leading a dental team which may comprise Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants and other Dental Specialists
Skills Assessment AuthorityAustralian Dental Council
Related Occupations252311 Dental Specialist
State Sponsorship OptionsSkilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) Sponsorship
Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) Sponsorship
English RequirementsCompetent English (e.g. IELTS: at least 6 in each skill)