Dentists, General

Dentists, General

Examine, diagnose, and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums. May treat diseases of nerve, pulp, and other dental tissues affecting oral hygiene and retention of teeth. May fit dental appliances or provide preventive care.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Integrity * Dependability * Concern for Others * Self Control * Stress Tolerance * Leadership * Cooperation * Persistence * Achievement/Effort

Representative Tasks * Use masks, gloves, and safety glasses to protect patients and self from infectious diseases. * Examine teeth, gums, and related tissues, using dental instruments, x-rays, or other diagnostic equipment, to evaluate dental health, diagnose diseases or abnormalities, and plan appropriate treatments. * Administer anesthetics to limit the amount of pain experienced by patients during procedures.

Industry

Health Care & Social Assistance,

Job Family Healthcare Practitioners and Technical

Sample Job Titles Associate Dentist, Dental Intern, Dental Officer, Dental Surgery Doctor (DDS), Dentist, Dentist/Owner, Doctor, Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), Endodontist, Family Dentist, General Dentist, General Dentist/Owner, Pediatric Dentist, Periodontist, Public Health Dentist, Treatment Coordinator.