Oral health technician of the family health strategy - Salary and Career
Dental Technicians

Oral health technician 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 Oral health technician of the family health strategy earn

A Oral health technician of the family health strategy earns between $1.186 and $2.385 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.507 and a median salary of $1.535 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 218 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Oral health technician of the family health strategy

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.507 18.087 377 7
1º Quartile 1.186 14.236 297 6
Median Salary 1.535 18.420 384 7
3º Quartile 1.819 21.824 455 9
Higher Salary 2.385 28.616 596 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 Oral health technician of the family health strategy

Dental Technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Oral health technician of the family health strategy the most in the job market

    • dental activity with resources for performing surgical procedures
    • diagnostic imaging services using ionizing radiation
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • supply and management of human resources for third parties
    • dental prosthesis services
    • outpatient medical activity restricted to consultations
    • higher education - undergraduate and postgraduate
    • non-financial intangible asset management
    • health management support activities
    • associative activities




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