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Orthodontist career presentation

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Brianna Rutt

on 3 March 2014

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Nature of work
-Fix Crooked teeth
Under bites
Over bites

-Uses braces, retainers and other devices
Main Duties
-Examine teeth
- Diagnose problems with teeth
-Fit braces or retainer to correct teeth
-Give advice
Education and/or Training
-complete 1-4 years of bachelor's degree
-most schools require applicants to take certain courses
-must pass DAT (Dental Admission Test)
-when finished dental school they will receive DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery)or DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine)
-When finished school you must pass NDEB (National Dental Examining Board)exams before you can start practicing

To become orthodontist:

-must go to school to complete training in orthodontics
-must pass orthodontics specialty exam
Working Conditions
-Self employed
-Work 40 hours a week
-Keep regular business hours
-On call
-mentally exhausting
-Wear protective clothing to prevent disease and infections
-Lots of time talking to patients
Pros and Cons Of Being an Orthodontist
-Meeting different people
-Fix people smiles
-Boost people's confidence
-Fix peoples problems
-Make people happy
-Difficult patients
-conflicts with staff
-No Guarantee practice will do well
Earnings And Levels
Level 1- Entry level General Dentist
Earnings: $60,000-$100,000 a year
Duties:-Check ups
Level 2- Entry Level Orthodontist
Earnings: $100,000 - $150,000 a year
Duties: - Examine
- Analyze photographs
- Decide best treatment
Level 3- Established Orthodontist
Earnings: $150,000 - $400,000 a year
Duties:- Examine
- Analyze photographs
- Decide best treatment
- Supervising
- Teaching
Employment Prospects
& Demands for the Future
Balanced demand
Mainland has excess supply
Opportunities will become more available in future
Shortage in rural areas
Higher demand in rural areas
Employment by region:
Vancouver Island & Coast- 12%
Mainland/ Southwest- 72%
Thompson- Okanagan- 11%
Kootney- 2%
Cariboo- 2%
North Coast, Nechako and Northeast- 1%
By Brianna Rutt
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