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Dentist

Description


A dentist is a physician whose practice is in the field of dentistry. This involves the mouth, teeth, gums and related areas. They provide advice and instruction on taking care of the teeth and gums and on diet choices that affect oral health.

Career Path

  •   Dental Assistant

Main Activity

  • Administer anesthetics to keep patients from feeling pain during procedures

  • Prescribe antibiotics or other medications

  • Examine x rays of teeth, gums, the jaw, and nearby areas in order to diagnose problems

  • Make models and measurements for dental appliances, such as dentures, to fit patients

  • Teach patients about diets, flossing, the use of fluoride, and other aspects of dental care

Skills

  •   Communication skills
  •   Detail Oriented
  •   Dextirity
  •   Leadership skills
  •   Organizational skills
  •   Physical Strength
  •   Problem-solving skills

Type

  • Dental Public Health Specialists
  • Endodontist
  • Oral and maxillofacial radiologist
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgeons
  • Orthodontist
  • Pediatric dentists
  • Periodontists
  • Prosthodontists