Latrobe Health Assembly

Up-skilling Dental Assistants


Project Objectives

LCHS’s Public Dental Department has been provided the same level of funding from the state government since 2011, which provides limited funds for preventative services.

Currently, there is a two and half year waiting list for adult public dental services in Latrobe City. This is a year and a half longer than the waiting list in metro areas.

This project aims to up-skill five dental assistants to be qualified to perform routine dental health services such as limited oral examinations, Oral Health risk assessments and Oral Hygiene analysis.

The up-skilling of five dental assistants aims to reduce wait times for dental checkups, freeing up time of dentists to perform more specialised procedures.

Status Update