Pursue a career as a dental assistant, hygienist, technician or prosthetist

TAFE SA dental courses use a flexible learning and assessment approach that reflects current science and practice in dentistry. Courses are available in dental care fields including radiography, practice management, technology, prosthetics and hygiene.


360 Degrees: Dental

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The Centre for Dental Studies at the Gilles Plains campus is a modern teaching facility for dental studies. It has a 36-station dental laboratory and a 28-chair fully functioning dental clinic.

The dental clinic includes:

  • computer facilities in all 28 surgeries
  • decontamination room that exemplifies best practice in dental infection control
  • 8 intraoral radiography units and a panoramic radiography unit with digital facilities
  • a demonstration area utilising intraoral and extraoral cameras with large LCD displays.

The South Australian Broadband Research and Education Network (SABRENet)

SABRENet allows high-definition real-time demonstrations and interaction with other institutions, as well as local demonstrations in the clinic. The SA Dental Service operates a four-chair community service out of the TAFE SA Dental Clinic, providing TAFE SA dental hygiene and dental prosthetics students with a source of patients. Dentistry students from The University of Adelaide also use the clinic, working with TAFE SA dental assisting students.

360 Degrees: Dental

Want to know what it's like to work as a dental nurse? Click on the image for a 360-degree view of our simulated dental facilities and learn what it's like to undergo practical training at TAFE SA. (Note: this component requires Flash support).

 

Student Program Information Guides

The following PDF guides provide detailed information about dental courses: