Dental surgeon - oral pathologist - Salary and Career
Dental Surgeons

Dental surgeon - oral pathologist - 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 - oral pathologist earn

A Dental surgeon - oral pathologist earns between $1.336 and $7.845 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.798 and a median salary of $2.000 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 5 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Dental surgeon - oral pathologist

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.798 33.575 699 15
1º Quartile 1.336 16.027 334 7
Median Salary 2.000 24.000 500 11
3º Quartile 5.983 71.796 1.496 32
Higher Salary 7.845 94.141 1.961 42

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 - oral pathologist

Dental Surgeons must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Dental surgeon - oral pathologist the most in the job market

    • dental activity with resources for performing surgical procedures
    • outpatient medical activity with resources for performing complementary exams

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