Dentists, General


Examine, diagnose, and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums. May treat diseases of nerve, pulp, and other dental tissues affecting oral hygiene and retention of teeth. May fit dental appliances or provide preventive care.
Also called: Dentist, Family Dentist, General Dentist, Pediatric Dentist

Knowledge:

    Health
  • medicine and dentistry
    Business
  • customer service
  • management
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • biology

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • keep your arm or hand steady
    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Concern for Others
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology:

    Medical software
  • AlphaDent
  • DentiMax
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office

Education:

    doctoral degree
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