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"Orthodontist"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Examine, diagnose, and treat dental malocclusions and oral cavity anomalies. Design and fabricate appliances to realign teeth and jaws to produce and maintain normal function and to improve appearance.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Orthodontist"

1) Fit dental appliances in patients' mouths in order to alter the position and relationship of teeth and jaws, and to realign teeth.

2) Prepare diagnostic and treatment records.

3) Provide patients with proposed treatment plans and cost estimates.

4) Study diagnostic records such as medical/dental histories, plaster models of the teeth, photos of a patient's face and teeth, and X-rays in order to develop patient treatment plans.

5) Instruct dental officers and technical assistants in orthodontic procedures and techniques.

6) Adjust dental appliances periodically in order to produce and maintain normal function.

7) Coordinate orthodontic services with other dental and medical services.

8) Design and fabricate appliances, such as space maintainers, retainers, and labial and lingual arch wires.

9) Diagnose teeth and jaw or other dental-facial abnormalities.

 

 


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Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  I-R-S        SOC:  29-1023.00