Special patient dentist - Salary and Career
Dental Surgeons

Special patient 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 Special patient dentist earn

A Special patient dentist earns between $1.986 and $7.611 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.635 and a median salary of $3.200 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 237 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Special patient dentist

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.635 43.621 909 21
1º Quartile 1.986 23.828 496 12
Median Salary 3.200 38.400 800 19
3º Quartile 5.805 69.654 1.451 34
Higher Salary 7.611 91.333 1.903 45

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 Special patient dentist

Dental Surgeons must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Special patient dentist the most in the job market

    • dental activity with resources for performing surgical procedures
    • hospital care activities
    • health management support activities
    • cleaning activities
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • service activities in emergency room and hospital units for emergency care
    • outpatient medical activity restricted to consultations
    • other human health care activities
    • regulation of health, education, cultural services and other social services activities
    • outpatient medical activity with resources for performing complementary exams

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