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Comprehensive Dentist; Dental Corps Officer; Dental Specialist; Executive Dentist; General Dentist; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon; Orthodontist; Pediatric Dentist; Prosthodontist; Public Health Dentist
Health Services Technician; Medical Administration Specialty
Administer oral hygiene care to patients. Assess patient oral hygiene problems or needs and maintain health records. Advise patients on oral health maintenance and disease prevention. May provide advanced care such as providing fluoride treatment or administering topical anesthesia.
On the job, you would:
Record and review patient medical histories.
Feel and visually examine gums for sores and signs of disease.
Examine gums, using probes, to locate periodontal recessed gums and signs of gum disease.
medicine and dentistry
Math and Science
listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
talking to others
looking for ways to help people
understanding people's reactions
Hand and Finger Use
keep your arm or hand steady
put together small parts with your fingers
communicate by speaking
listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
notice when problems happen
make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
do two or more things at the same time
People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
Concern for Others
You might use software like this on the job:
Dental office management software
Henry Schein Dentrix
Electronic mail software
Education: (rated 3 of 5)
associate's degree or professional degree usually needed