Dentist is a demanding profession in Canada and include in the 29 professions list of Canadian Immigration. Dentists diagnose, treat, check and control disorders of the teeth and mouth. They work in private practice or might be employed in hospitals, clinics, public health facilities or universities.
Example Titles of 3113 Dentists:
o General Practice Dentist
o Implantologist – Dentistry
o Oral And Dental Surgeon
o Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeon
o Oral Medicine Specialist
o Oral Pathologist
o Dental Officer – Military
o Dental Surgeon
o Public Health Dentist
o Specialist, Oral Medicine
o Surgeon, Dental
o Surgeon, Oral
o Surgeon, Oral And Maxillofacial
o Dentist, Public Health
o Doctor Of Dental Surgery
o Oral Pathology And Maxillofacial Surgery Specialist
o Oral Radiologist
o Oral Surgeon
o Pediatric Dentist
Main duties of 3113 Dentists:
Dentists carry out some or all of the following duties:
•Clean teeth and instruct patients on oral hygiene.
•Design bridgework, fit dentures and provide appliances to correct abnormal positioning of the teeth and jaws, or write fabrication instructions or prescriptions for use by denturists and dental technicians.
•Supervise dental hygienists, dental assistants and other staff.
•Examine patients' teeth, gums and surrounding tissue to diagnose disease, injury and decay and plan appropriate action.
•Restore, extract and replace diseased and decayed teeth.
•Perform oral surgery, periodontal surgery and other treatments.
•Dentists may specialize in such areas as oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics, oral pathology, oral radiology or public health dentistry.
Employment requirements for 3113 Dentists:
•One to four years of pre-dentistry university studies, or, in Quebec, completion of a college program in sciences
A university degree from a recognized dental program are required.
•Licensing by a provincial or territorial regulatory body is required.
•Dentists in general practice can move into a particular practice through higher training.
•Licensing for specializations is requisite.