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NOC 3113 Dentists

Example Titles
dental surgeon
doctor of dental surgery
general practice dentist
implantologist – dentistry
oral and dental surgeon
oral and maxillofacial surgeon
oral medicine specialist
oral pathologist
oral pathology and maxillofacial surgery specialist
oral radiologist
oral surgeon
pediatric dentist
public health dentist

Lead statement
Dentists diagnose, treat, prevent and control disorders of the teeth and mouth. They work in private practice or may be employed in hospitals, clinics, public health facilities or universities.

Main duties
Dentists perform some or all of the following duties:
Examine patients’ teeth, gums and surrounding tissue to diagnose disease, injury and decay and plan appropriate treatment
Restore, extract and replace diseased and decayed teeth
Perform oral surgery, periodontal surgery and other treatments
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.

Source: Canada website