Dental Practitioners

Dental practitioners diagnose dental and oral diseases, injuries and disorders, prescribe and administer treatment, recommend preventative action and, where necessary, refer the patient to a specialist.


New workers
£ 20,369
£ 41,073
£ 60,910

Available jobs

In the past year there were 20,403 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Prepares and delivers lectures, undertakes research, and conducts and participates in clinical trials.

  • Maintains patients’ dental health records.

  • Refers patient to specialist, where necessary.

  • Educates patients on oral health care.

  • Supervises patient’s progress and advises on preventative action.

  • Constructs and fits braces, inlays, dentures and other appliances.

  • Carries out clinical treatments, restores teeth affected by decay etc., treats gum disease and other disorders.

  • Administers local anaesthetics.

  • Assesses and recommends treatment options to patients.

  • Examines patient’s teeth, gums and jaw, using dental and x-ray equipment, diagnoses dental conditions.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Surgery

  • Dentistry

  • Dental Surgery

  • Orthodontics

  • Endodontics

  • Dental Care

  • Clinical Governance

  • Periodontology

  • Marketing

  • Sedation

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Mentorship

  • Training And Development

  • Teaching

  • English Language

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Research

  • Team Performance Management

  • Ethical Standards And Conduct

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.