Prosthetist - Salary and Career
Dental Surgeons

Prosthetist - 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 Prosthetist earn

A Prosthetist earns between $1.453 and $6.022 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.593 and a median salary of $2.288 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 42 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Prosthetist

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.593 31.115 648 15
1º Quartile 1.453 17.440 363 8
Median Salary 2.288 27.457 572 13
3º Quartile 4.592 55.108 1.148 26
Higher Salary 6.022 72.259 1.505 34

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 Prosthetist

Dental Surgeons must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Prosthetist the most in the job market

    • dental activity with resources for performing surgical procedures
    • other human health care activities
    • dental prosthesis services
    • general public administration
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • prosthetics and orthopedic articles wholesale
    • welfare services without accommodation

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