Social dentist - Salary and Career
Dental Surgeons

Social dentist - 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 Social dentist earn

A Social dentist 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 Social dentist

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 Social dentist

Dental Surgeons must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Social dentist 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
    • associative activities
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • service activities in emergency room and hospital units for emergency care
    • activities of trade union organizations
    • elementary school

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