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General summary

This is a licensed professional position accountable for diagnosing and treating diseases, injuries, and malformations of the teeth, gums, and related oral structures.  Work includes removing tooth decay, filling cavities, examining x-rays, applying sealants, straightening teeth, and repairing fractured teeth.  Performs oral surgery, extracts teeth, administers anesthetics, and writes prescriptions for antibiotics and other medications. Oversees the work of dental hygienists and dental assistants. 

Knowledge, skills & abilities

In addition to those identified in the previous levels:  Knowledge of principles and practices of preventive and corrective dentistry and oral hygiene.  Ability to prescribe and supervise dental services.

Typical qualifications

Licensure as a Dentist.

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