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DENTAL CAREERS. HT05.02. Dental workers focus on…. The teeth and soft tissue in the mouth Prevention is a BIG part of dentistry. Where are these workers employed?. Places of Employment. Private dental offices Dental laboratories Dental clinics Hospitals Health departments Schools

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dental workers focus on
Dental workers focus on…
  • The teeth and soft tissue in the mouth
  • Prevention is a BIG part of dentistry.
places of employment
Places of Employment
  • Private dental offices
  • Dental laboratories
  • Dental clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Health departments
  • Schools
  • Government agencies
specialty areas of dentistry
Specialty areas of dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Pedodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics
levels of workers in dentistry
Levels of workers in dentistry
  • Dentist
  • Dental hygienist
  • Dental lab tech.
  • Dental assistant
dentist
Dentist
  • DMD or DDS
  • Doctors who examine, diagnose and treat diseases of the teeth and mouth. TED
  • They supervise the work of other dental HCW’s.
  • Most are entrepreneurs.
dental hygienist
Dental Hygienist
  • DH
  • Works under the supervision of the dentist.
  • Performs preliminary exams
  • Removes stains and deposits from the teeth
  • Takes x-rays of the mouth
  • Gives preventive treatments
dental lab technician
Dental Lab Technician
  • DLT
  • Makes and repairs dental prostheses. False teeth, caps, crowns and bridges
  • Works under written orders from the dentist
dental assistant
Dental Assistant
  • DA
  • Works under the supervision of the dentist.
  • Escorts the patient to the exam room.
  • Passes instruments and prepares dental trays.
  • Takes x-rays and sterilizes instruments.
  • Receptionist duties!!!!!!!
salary ranges
Salary Ranges
  • Dentist – up to $200,000
  • Dental Assistant- up to $31,000

These are only estimates!!!