Public health dental surgeon - Salary and Career
Dental Surgeons

Public health dental surgeon - 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 Public health dental surgeon earn

A Public health dental surgeon earns between $2.323 and $10.448 per month, with an average monthly salary of $4.608 and a median salary of $3.899 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 139 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Public health dental surgeon

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 4.608 55.290 1.152 28
1º Quartile 2.323 27.873 581 14
Median Salary 3.899 46.788 975 24
3º Quartile 7.968 95.615 1.992 49
Higher Salary 10.448 125.373 2.612 64

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 Public health dental surgeon

Dental Surgeons must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Public health dental surgeon the most in the job market

    • general public administration
    • hospital care activities
    • health management support activities
    • outpatient medical activity with resources for performing complementary exams
    • dental activity with resources for performing surgical procedures
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • associative activities
    • service activities in emergency room and hospital units for emergency care
    • activities of trade union organizations
    • elementary school

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