Dental surgeon - legal dentist - Salary and Career
Dental Surgeons

Dental surgeon - legal dentist - Career description, activities, functions and salary

Dental surgeons attend and guide patients and perform dental procedures, apply health promotion and prevention measures, collective health actions, establishing diagnosis and prognosis, interacting with professionals from other areas. They can develop research in the dental field. They develop professional activities with children, adults and the elderly, with or without special needs, at different levels of complexity. They can work in private offices, public or private institutions, NGOs. They carry out teaching and research activities.

How much does an Dental surgeon - legal dentist earn

A Dental surgeon - legal dentist earns between $1.627 and $10.573 per month, with an average monthly salary of $4.246 and a median salary of $3.282 according to an 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 54 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Dental surgeon - legal dentist

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 4.246 50.957 1.062 22
1º Quartile 1.627 19.525 407 9
Median Salary 3.282 39.384 821 17
3º Quartile 8.063 96.761 2.016 42
Higher Salary 10.573 126.876 2.643 55

Professional job categories

  • Science and arts professionals
    • professionals of biological sciences, health
      • medical professionals, health
        • dental surgeons

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Main workplaces

Dental Surgeons they work in the areas of forensic dentistry and public health, dentistry, maxillofacial prosthesis and prosthesis, pediatric dentistry and orthodontics, radiology, pathology, stomatology, periodontics, oral and maxillofacial traumatology and implantology. They work on their own or as employees in private clinics, cooperatives and dental care companies and in the public administration. They carry out their activities individually and as a team. They may remain in uncomfortable positions for long periods, be exposed to radiation, toxic materials, intense noise, contamination and the risk of repetitive strain injuries and work-related musculoskeletal disorders (ler-dort).

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

Occupations require, for their exercise, training in dentistry and registration in the cro and constant updating.

Functions and activities of Dental surgeon - legal dentist

Dental Surgeons must:

  • plan patient treatment;
  • perform a dental procedure;
  • developing research in the dental area;
  • practice public health actions;
  • establish diagnosis and prognosis;
  • practice collective health actions;
  • applying health prevention and promotion measures;
  • preparing patients;
  • applying prevention and health promotion measures;
  • promote family health;
  • develop dental research;
  • perform dental procedure;
  • interact with professionals from other areas;
  • develop research in the dental area;
  • interact with professionals from other areas;
  • promoting family health;
  • prepare patients;
  • communicate;
  • manage workplace and conditions;
  • practicing public health actions;
  • patient preparation;
  • practicing collective health actions;
  • demonstrate personal skills;

  • Activities

    • define payment methods;
    • treat periodontal diseases (gum treatment);
    • perform conservative procedures;
    • demonstrate innovation capacity;
    • demonstrate hand skill;
    • legalize documentation for office and clinic operation;
    • participate in team evaluations;
    • patient and dental staff dressing;
    • coordinating the care of users;
    • control stock of consumables, medicines, instruments and equipment;
    • interpret exams;
    • serving users in ubss, in homes or community spaces;
    • adopt ergonomic measures;
    • treat periodontal diseases (gingival treatment);
    • perform oral and maxillofacial surgeries;
    • demonstrate ability to work in a team;
    • evaluate patient profile (psychological, clinical, socioeconomic);
    • demonstrate fine motor skills;
    • monitor actions of public and private agencies in the oral health area;
    • treat patient with chronic/complex orofacial pain;
    • request additional tests;
    • work in occupational oral health procedures;
    • participate in community actions;
    • restore dental element (form, function and aesthetics);
    • guidance on eating habits and cariogenic diet;
    • indicating pre- and post-operative recommendations;
    • document information about treatment options;
    • develop activities related to oral health;
    • guidance on oral hygiene techniques;
    • patient patient and dental team;
    • estimate treatment costs;
    • mapping area of operation;
    • enter a contract between the parties;
    • capture sources of research funding;
    • perform autogenous or exogenous implants;
    • practice biosecurity measures;
    • provide information about the patient's dental condition;
    • demonstrate empathy;
    • guidance on occupational accidents and oral professional diseases;
    • updating registration information;
    • register procedures performed in the dental chart;
    • adopt work routines;
    • to be responsible for all services provided to the enrolled population;
    • demonstrate visual perception;
    • perform endodontic treatment (root canal treatment);
    • encouraging community participation;
    • prescribe drugs (drugs);
    • indicate pre- and post-operative recommendations;
    • patient and dental staff;
    • record the patient's current dental situation;
    • perform aesthetic and cosmetic treatments;
    • schedule periodic return visits;
    • promote comprehensive care;
    • adopting measures to prevent chronic pain;
    • integrate multidisciplinary teams;
    • use integrative and complementary therapies;
    • register patient's personal data;
    • collect epidemiological data;
    • receive patient;
    • perform containment (chemical, physical or psychological) of special patients;
    • request additional exams;
    • participate in a multidisciplinary team to assess environmental risks;
    • demonstrate innovativeness;
    • maintain equipment in working condition;
    • scheduling periodic return visits;
    • record the patient's current dental status;
    • perform an active search for local situations;
    • conditioning special patients to treatment;
    • perform tooth extraction (tooth extraction);
    • research materials, medicines and dental equipment;
    • elaborate research projects;
    • define actions according to local priorities;
    • developing operative techniques;
    • perform complementary exams;
    • fill in health insurance plans forms;
    • archive patient documentation;
    • demonstrate receptiveness;
    • capturing sources of research funding;
    • perform orthopedic and orthodontic treatment (preventive, interceptive and corrective appliances);
    • carry out disease prevention and curative actions;
    • identify partners and resources available in the community;
    • tracing an epidemiological profile;
    • audit dental services and treatments;
    • coordinate dental actions;
    • publish scientific articles;
    • guidance on harmful habits to oral health;
    • evaluate risk factors for dental caries activity;
    • participate in the management of supplies;
    • issue technical reports and certificates;
    • exercise legal dentistry;
    • provide access for special patients;
    • demonstrate innovative capacity;
    • perform anamnesis;
    • treat tissue alterations in the oral cavity;
    • inform patient about diagnosis and prognosis;
    • hire specialized technical consultants;
    • capturing research funding sources;
    • detect patient expectations;
    • participate in planning activities;
    • register procedures performed in the dental record;
    • notify diseases, injuries and situations of local importance;
    • developing occupational dentistry programs;
    • develop internal regulations for offices and clinics;
    • supervise work team;
    • coordinating dental actions;
    • demonstrate ability to overcome adverse situations;
    • develop occupational dentistry programs;
    • analyze documentation;
    • demonstrate aesthetic sense;
    • demonstrate organization;
    • demonstrate hand skills;
    • define payment methods;
    • relate clinical signs and symptoms with occupational functions;
    • assist emergencies;
    • inform the patient about risks/limits inherent to the treatment;
    • estimate duration of treatment;
    • fill out health insurance plans forms;
    • indicating pre and postoperative recommendations;
    • perform oral palliative treatment;
    • refer patients for medical treatment, other specialties and related areas;
    • exchange information about clinical status, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment with other professionals ;
    • registering activities in information systems;
    • planning dental actions;
    • participate in ergonomic work analysis programs (paet);
    • evaluate the patient's profile (psychological, clinical, socioeconomic);
    • keep equipment in working condition;
    • demonstrate ability to provide humanized care;
    • define territory of action;
    • perform home procedures;
    • clarify the patient about co-responsibility for successful treatment;
    • show patience;
    • perform oral rehabilitation treatments;
    • prescribe drugs (medicines);
    • perform clinical examination;
    • demonstrate security;
    • perform oral and maxillofacial surgeries;
    • organizing health promotion groups;
    • register patient personal data;
    • identify users' needs;
    • inspect dental services and treatments;
    • perform occlusal adjustment;
    • developing research projects;
    • participate in community actions;
    • define levels of complexity of care and patient;
    • provide external and internal consultancy;
    • give technical support to dental actions;
    • treat changes in oral cavity tissues;
    • identify groups, families and individuals exposed to risks;
    • demonstrate ability to listen;
    • propose treatment plan;
    • anesthetize patients;
    • perform radiographs;
    • monitor actions of public and private agencies in the area of oral health;
    • participate in continuing education activities;
    • compose internal committees on health and safety practices;
    • demonstrate sensitivity;
    • clarify the patient about co-responsibility in the success of treatment;
    • set priorities and treatment options;
    • estimate treatment costs;
    • monitor activities related to oral health with other health professionals;
    • collect data;
    • participate in health program teams;
    • treat temporomandibular disorders;
    • qualify work team;
    • guiding caregivers of special patients;
    • demonstrate creativity;

    Sectors that hire Dental surgeon - legal dentist the most in the job market

    • dental activity with resources for performing surgical procedures
    • general public administration
    • welfare services without accommodation
    • outpatient medical activity restricted to consultations
    • activities of healthcare professionals
    • other teaching activities
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • hospital care activities
    • other human health care activities
    • dental prosthesis services

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