Oral Health Therapist


Oral Health Therapist

Oral Health Therapists are trained in dental hygiene and dental therapy, and are part of a team who work with dentists to manage the oral health of patients.

Oral Health Therapists examine dental decay and gum disease and provide routine dental treatments such as teeth cleaning, polishing, teeth extraction and treatment for patients, under the prescription of dentists. They are also trained to do tooth extractions and fillings for children 18 years and younger. Oral health therapists also help patients to improve the oral hygiene of patients before they receive complex and/or specialist treatment.

How to become an Oral Health Therapist?

To practise as an Oral Health Therapist, you will require a Diploma in Oral Health Therapy.

All our Oral Health Therapists are registered with the Singapore Dental Council (SDC).

For more information on institutions offering professional training to become an Oral Health Therapist, visit the links below:

Oral Health Therapists at NUHS

Currently, our Oral Health Therapists are based at the National University Centre for Oral Health Singapore (NUCOHS), National University Polyclinics (NUP) and Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH).

Other Useful Links / Resources

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National University Health System
  • National University Hospital
  • Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
  • Alexandra Hospital
  • Jurong Community Hospital
  • National University Polyclinics
  • Jurong Medical Centre
  • National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
  • National University Heart Centre, Singapore
  • National University Centre for Oral Health, Singapore
  • NUHS Diagnostics
  • NUHS Pharmacy
  • Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
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