Occupational dentistry - Salary and Career
Dental Surgeons

Occupational dentistry - 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 Occupational dentistry earn

A Occupational dentistry earns between $924 and $7.308 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.619 and a median salary of $1.500 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 17 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Occupational dentistry

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.619 31.431 655 14
1º Quartile 924 11.092 231 5
Median Salary 1.500 18.000 375 8
3º Quartile 5.574 66.882 1.393 30
Higher Salary 7.308 87.698 1.827 40

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 Occupational dentistry

Dental Surgeons must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Occupational dentistry the most in the job market

    • dental activity with resources for performing surgical procedures
    • outpatient medical activity restricted to consultations
    • cleaning activities
    • general public administration
    • physical therapy activities
    • outpatient care activities
    • outpatient medical activity with resources for performing complementary exams
    • temporary labor lease
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • clothing parts making

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