A Dentist is a physician that works diagnosing and treating problems concerning a patient’s teeth and gums. They provide regular checkups and cleanings in addition to more detailed procedures like root canals or installing braces.
- Manages the daily operations of a specific dental program, patient care unit, or research function, as appropriate to the objectives of the program.
- Prescribes drugs like fluorides, pain killers, antibiotics, sedatives/hypnotics, local anesthetics and any other medication that can take care of the various conditions that arise in the neck and head.
- Accurately interprets x-rays and other diagnostic tests.
- Carries out agreed clinical treatments like treating gum disease and restoring teeth affected by decay
- Makes moulds of patients’ teeth and preparing prosthetics such as crowns, plates and implants
- Provides general dental care by cleaning teeth and filling cavities
- Corrects teeth alignment or placement by installing braces
- Removes tooth decay and fill cavities
- Doctoral degree in dental medicine
- Licensed to practice dentistry in the state of residency required
- Medical Degree with specialization in Dentistry.
- Completion of a dentistry residency
- More than 2 years’ experience working full-time as a Dentist
- Must have attained a Medical Certification/License
- Attainment of a medical license.
Skills needed for this role
The Dentist should know how to develop strong relationships with patients and their families and has excellent chairside manners. He/She must have the ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress. He/She must have the ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards and has the knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
Doctor of Medicine