Dentistry


Career Objectives

Provide an efficient, appropriate and human service to improve the oral health of the population.


Professional Profile

Professional specialized in oral health and its relation with the integral health of the individual.

He treats both prevention and pathologies in the rehabilitation of the patient.

In the community aspect, he provides education service for dental and oral health.


Specific tasks or activities carried out in the profession

He detects the patient’s overall health.

He evaluates oral health by performing screening techniques to detect bacterial plaque, obtaining and studying salivation, taking radiographs, etc.

He applies care techniques to correct oral diseases with oral intervention techniques such as the application of *fluorides, sealing of pits and fissures, dental cleaning, etc.

He deals with emergencies, places amalgams, dental composite resins, *prophylaxis, *fluorine, sealants and performs extraction on patients.

He complies strictly with the schedules previously agreed for the performance of his functions, attending 3 patients per hour.

He keeps a record of the patients’ data, their diagnosis and the progress of the treatment.

He deals with surgeries or emergencies that arise.

He refers specialists to the beneficiaries who require it.

He applies Biosecurity standards for the doctor’s office, preset by the Department of Health.

He maintains permanent communication with other doctors or personnel in the area.

He schedules and develops campaigns, talks and promotion and education activities that enhance preventive and hygienic health habits such as the nutritional characteristics of the population.

He provides appropriate dental care to the population by managing a dental health team in which dental hygienists and support staff are included.

He performs the epidemiological control of the health status of a population group.

They carry out clinical research.

Education


Occupational Field

Companies

Private Attention in Offices

Insurance Companies

Dental Clinics

Public Health Services

Universities


Estimated time of College years

Around 5 years

Main courses included in the study plan

Basic Training Courses

Chemistry

*Human Anatomy

*Cell Biology and Genetics

*General Histology

*General Biochemistry

*Biomechanics

Professional Area

Oral Histology

*Biomaterials

*General Pathology

*Human Physiology

*Nutrition

Oral Biochemistry

*Oral Physiology

*Oral Microbiology

*Public Health

*Oral Pathology

Oral Surgery

*Pharmacology

*Occlusion

*Periodontology

Removable Prosthesis

Fixed Prosthesis

*Oral Radiology

*Cariology

*Maxillofacial Pathology

*Oral Surgery

*Pediatric Dentistry

Clinical Surgery

*Endodontic Therapy

*Maxillofacial Surgery

*Orthodontics

*Traumatology and Maxillofacial Prosthesis

Oral Medication

Complete Dentures

Specialties

*Orthodontics, *Endodontics, *Maxillofacial Surgeon, *Pediatric Dentistry,*Periodontology, among others.


Vocation, Skills and Interests required in the candidate for this career


Interests

Strong curiosity and interest in Medical Biology

Appreciation for Sciences

Motivation by manual work and use of instruments

Preference for the application of knowledge

Motivation for service, in direct contact with people


Skills

Manual dexterity and coordination

Aesthetic Sense

Observant


Vocation

Strong satisfaction for the service to health, aesthetics and self-esteem of people

Or any specific dream or longing which feels involved or oriented towards this direction.

Candidate’s Personality

Methodical

Organized


Work Scope

Urban

In Doctor’s offices


Related Careers

Dental Laboratory Technician, Dental Assistant

Glossary of Terms

*Human Anatomy: Study of the structure of the human body and the relationship with its function.

*Cell Biology: Components of the cell, its internal organization and function.

*Biomaterials: Inert substance designed to be introduced or incorporated into the living system.

*Biomechanics: Biological study with the principles and methods of Physics, that is, the relationship with muscular and osseous efforts.

*Biochemistry: It studies the chemical reactions that take place inside the cells, the functional aspects of the organism such as form and way in which food and other materials are used in the body.

*Cariology: Relationship between oral fluids, bacterial deposits and changes in dental hard tissues that cause tooth decay.

*Oral Surgery: Dental extraction.

*Endodontic Therapy: Treatment of dental pulp.

*Pharmacology: Study of the drugs or substances used in the treatment, cure, prevention or diagnosis of a disease.

*Human Physiology: Study of the functions of the body and its parts.

*Oral Physiology: Functions of the oral cavity and its related structures such as: oral, pharyngeal and laryngeal structures.

*Fluoride: Fluorine: Chemical element used for reducing tooth decay.

*General Histology: Study of organic tissues.

*Maxillofacial: Craniofacial area.

*Oral Microbiology: Epidemiological and control aspects of parasitic infections, bacteria and viruses in the oral cavity.

*Nutrition: Process of ingesting, digesting, transforming food into energy, absorbing and taking advantage of different foods.

*Occlusion: Anatomic relationship established between the upper and lower teeth when closing the mouth.

*Pediatric Dentistry: Branch of Dentistry responsible for treating children.

*Orthodontics: It is responsible for correcting the position of teeth.

*General Pathology: Study of diseases and/or abnormalities.

*Maxillofacial Pathology: Deformations of the bone structure of the jaw and face.

*Periodontology: It is responsible for curing gum diseases.

*Prophylaxis: Measures that are taken to avoid a disease and its spread.

*Radiology: Screening technique that uses X-rays.

*Public Health: Organization and direction of collective efforts to protect, promote and restore health of the inhabitants of a community.

*Traumatology and Maxillofacial Prosthesis: Diagnosis and treatment of injuries of the jaw joint.

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