Assistant in oral health of the family health strategy - Salary and Career
Dental Technicians

Assistant in oral health of the family health strategy - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They plan the technical-dental work in offices, clinics, prosthesis laboratories and in public health agencies. They prevent oral disease by participating in health promotion programs, educational projects and oral hygiene guidance. They manufacture and repair human, animal and artistic dental prostheses. They perform dental procedures under the supervision of the dental surgeon. They manage personnel and financial and material resources. They mobilize communication skills in lectures, orientations and technical discussions. The activities are carried out in accordance with technical and biosafety standards and procedures.

How much does an Assistant in oral health of the family health strategy earn

A Assistant in oral health of the family health strategy earns between $1.147 and $2.242 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.376 and a median salary of $1.320 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 711 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Assistant in oral health of the family health strategy

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.376 16.508 344 6
1º Quartile 1.147 13.762 287 5
Median Salary 1.320 15.838 330 6
3º Quartile 1.710 20.520 428 8
Higher Salary 2.242 26.907 561 11


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the biological, biochemical, health sciences
      • technicians of the science of human health
        • dental technicians

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Main workplaces

Dental Technicians dental technicians work in private laboratories. They work individually or as a team, with the help of dental assistants. They work together with the dental surgeon to restore masticatory and aesthetic capacity (dental or facial) through prostheses. Oral health technicians (tsb) work in private clinics and, mostly, in municipal, state and federal dental services, under the supervision of dental surgeons, at irregular hours. They guide the population and patients on the prevention and treatment of oral diseases. Oral health assistants perform activities to support the tsb and the dental surgeon. They work indoors, can remain in uncomfortable positions for long periods. They may be subject to exposure to curing light, toxic material, radiation and noise, as well as pressure to comply with work schedule.


What does it take to work in the field of Dental Technicians

The exercise of the profession of Dental Technicians requires technical professional training at a specific secondary level: technician in a dental prosthesis laboratory and technician in oral health and registration with the regional council of dentistry (cro). Courses are offered by vocational training institutions and technical schools. The professional training of technicians offers, depending on the period the student attends, the alternative of working as an oral health assistant and/or dental prosthesis assistant. The exercise of these occupations is also regulated by the cro.


Functions and activities of Assistant in oral health of the family health strategy

Dental Technicians must:

  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • manufacture human, animal and artistic dental prostheses;
  • communicate;
  • perform dental procedures under supervision;
  • promote family health;
  • promoting family health;
  • prevenir oral disease;
  • planning the technical-dental work;
  • manage personnel and financial and material resources;
  • prevent oral disease;
  • work biosafety;
  • making human, animal and artistic dental prostheses;
  • planning the dental technician work;
  • performing dental procedures under supervision;
  • work with biosafety;
  • working with biosafety;
  • preventing oral disease;

  • Activities

    • inform work methods;
    • scheduling appointments;
    • discuss job execution techniques;
    • demonstrate visual and tactile perception;
    • promote isolation of the operative field;
    • encourage community participation;
    • restoring teeth;
    • trial patients;
    • choose the color directly with the patient;
    • technically adjust the prosthesis in the articulator;
    • shaping the dental arch;
    • perform supervised brushing;
    • performing simple inclusions;
    • making impression trays and/or provisionals;
    • control entry and exit of jobs;
    • finishing and polishing dentures;
    • fusing metal parts;
    • apply sealant;
    • revealing intraoral radiographs;
    • participate in team evaluations;
    • updating registration information;
    • insert materials;
    • reproduce models;
    • apply cariostatic to teeth;
    • get vaccinated;
    • participate in research of new materials and equipment;
    • condense materials;
    • give first aid;
    • proceed with the conservation and maintenance of dental equipment;
    • perform supragingival scaling;
    • erase molds;
    • participate in planning activities;
    • making diagnostic wax-up;
    • select trays;
    • participate in institutional events;
    • demonstrate ability to concentrate;
    • proceeding with the conservation and maintenance of dental equipment;
    • give educational lectures;
    • probe the depth of the periodontal pocket;
    • define the shape and size of the tooth(s) ;
    • organizing health promotion groups;
    • register technical information;
    • preparing plaster models;
    • evaluating models and tooth preparation;
    • show bacterial plaque;
    • perform an active search for local situations;
    • fixing dentures;
    • demonstrate ability to abstract the result;
    • interpreting technical information;
    • evaluate results: aesthetic, technical and functional;
    • disclose services and techniques;
    • making resin structures;
    • execute educational projects;
    • distribute scheduled jobs for the day;
    • sterilize instruments;
    • demonstrate aesthetic sense;
    • sculpting materials;
    • set work goals;
    • supervise assistants;
    • to be responsible for all care provided to the enrolled population;
    • apply topical fluoride;
    • packaging sharp materials for disposal;
    • store sterile material;
    • estimating deadlines;
    • fill out clinical records;
    • serving users in ubs, homes or community spaces;
    • fill out clinical forms;
    • control stock of material and instruments;
    • teach oral hygiene techniques;
    • positioning expanders;
    • mapping area of operation;
    • providing the packaging and disposal of waste;
    • setting up intraoral radiographs;
    • defining territory of action;
    • beware of adverse effects of products;
    • sculpting dental anatomy and gingival wax-up;
    • organizing files and filing cabinets;
    • welding metal structure;
    • reveal intraoral radiographs;
    • sieting patients;
    • remove sutures;
    • polishing teeth and restorations;
    • control cash flow;
    • work with the team to prepare the epidemiological index;
    • apply preventive methods to control dental caries;
    • instruct in the installation and cleaning of dental prostheses;
    • demonstrate ability to listen;
    • deliver educational lectures;
    • making metal structures;
    • participate in scientific events;
    • disinfect instruments and/or impressions;
    • demonstrate fine motor skills;
    • preparing clips and springs;
    • promote comprehensive care;
    • set up intraoral radiographs;
    • making a test base;
    • obtain a study model;
    • prevent against adverse effects of products;
    • delineating the various types of removable prosthesis;
    • suggesting types of prosthesis to the client;
    • handle materials for dental use;
    • assembling teeth;
    • participate in continuing education activities;
    • request adequacy of the work environment (light, noise, air circulation);
    • assembling models in articulators;
    • guide food diet;
    • performing the patient's anamnesis;
    • coordinate assistants;
    • check the result of the procedures;
    • performing and/or developing periapical and occlusal x-rays;
    • applying preventive methods to control dental caries;
    • train auxiliary personnel;
    • identify users' needs;
    • establish a schedule for delivery and withdrawal of works;
    • organizing health promotion groups;
    • notify diseases, injuries and situations of local importance;
    • fulfill complementary biosafety and safety standards;
    • follow ergonomic standards;
    • participate in the management of supplies;
    • identify partners and resources available in the community;
    • fix provisionals;
    • making ceramic structures;
    • registering activities in information systems;
    • perform absolute and/or relative isolation;
    • instrument the dental hygiene technician next to the operating chair;
    • coordinating the care of users;
    • pressing prosthetic parts in acrylic resin;
    • identify groups and individuals exposed to risks;
    • work with the epidemiological index elaboration team;
    • define territory of action;
    • demonstrate ability to delegate;
    • note medical records;
    • perform asepsis of the room and/or equipment;
    • machining metal structures;
    • developing projects for oral health;
    • suggesting options for oral hygiene materials to the customer;
    • control material and instruments stock;
    • use personal protective equipment (ppe);
    • instrument the dental surgeon next to the operating chair;
    • carry out disease prevention and curative actions;
    • making the working model;
    • inform working methods;
    • define actions according to local priorities;
    • demonstrate ability to provide humanized care;
    • prepare budgets;
    • preparing equipment and instruments for use;
    • coordinate users' care;
    • discuss work execution techniques;
    • perform prophylaxis;
    • complying complementary biosafety and safety standards;
    • streamlining dental care;


    Sectors that hire Assistant in oral health of the family health strategy the most in the job market

    • dental activity with resources for performing surgical procedures
    • outpatient medical activity with resources for performing complementary exams
    • general public administration
    • health management support activities
    • outpatient care activities
    • hospital care activities
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • diagnostic imaging services using ionizing radiation
    • dental prosthesis services
    • service activities in emergency room and hospital units for emergency care




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