Dental therapist

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A dental therapist is a member of the dental team who provides preventive and restorative dental care for children and adults. The precise role varies and is dependent on the therapist's education and the various dental regulations and guidelines of each country.

A dental therapist is a licensed professional oral health educator; a clinical operator who uses preventive therapeutic care with a group or individual that attends with oral diseases and helps maintain good or better oral health care.[citation needed]