Dentist (oral and maxillofacial surgery and traumatology) - Salary and Career
Dental Surgeons

Dentist (oral and maxillofacial surgery and traumatology) - 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 Dentist (oral and maxillofacial surgery and traumatology) earn

A Dentist (oral and maxillofacial surgery and traumatology) earns between $2.402 and $11.301 per month, with an average monthly salary of $4.328 and a median salary of $2.880 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 65 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Dentist (oral and maxillofacial surgery and traumatology)

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 4.328 51.933 1.082 46
1º Quartile 2.402 28.823 600 25
Median Salary 2.880 34.558 720 30
3º Quartile 8.618 103.420 2.155 91
Higher Salary 11.301 135.608 2.825 119

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 Dentist (oral and maxillofacial surgery and traumatology)

Dental Surgeons must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Dentist (oral and maxillofacial surgery and traumatology) the most in the job market

    • outpatient care activities
    • general public administration
    • other human health care activities
    • health management support activities
    • hospital care activities
    • dental activity with resources for performing surgical procedures
    • service activities in emergency room and hospital units for emergency care
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • psychology and psychoanalysis activities

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