Prosthodontist - Salary and Career
Dental Surgeons

Prosthodontist - 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 Prosthodontist earn

A Prosthodontist 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 Prosthodontist

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 Prosthodontist

Dental Surgeons must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Prosthodontist the most in the job market

    • dental activity with resources for performing surgical procedures
    • dental prosthesis services
    • other human health care activities
    • 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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