Projected Growth: Faster than average
Projected Job Openings
Extensive Preparation Needed
Your job is to Examine, diagnose, and treat dental malocclusions and oral cavity anomalies. Design and fabricate appliances to realign teeth and jaws to produce and maintain normal function and to improve appearance.
Common job titles of Orthodontists include:
Experience and Education
Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
92.36% said they needed a Post-Doctoral Training.
7.58% said they needed a Doctoral Degree.
Instruct dental officers and technical assistants in orthodontic procedures and techniques.
Prepare diagnostic and treatment records.
Coordinate orthodontic services with other dental and medical services.
Design and fabricate appliances, such as space maintainers, retainers, and labial and lingual arch wires.
Examine patients to assess abnormalities of jaw development, tooth position, and other dental-facial structures.
Fit dental appliances in patients' mouths to alter the position and relationship of teeth and jaws or to realign teeth.
Diagnose teeth and jaw or other dental-facial abnormalities.
Adjust dental appliances to produce and maintain normal function.
Study diagnostic records, such as medical or dental histories, plaster models of the teeth, photos of a patient's face and teeth, and X-rays, to develop patient treatment plans.
Provide patients with proposed treatment plans and cost estimates.
Weingart utility pliers
Surgical hook crimping pliersAll Tools
Rectangular arch forming pliers
Posterior band removing pliers
Pin and ligature cutters
Orthodontic wire cutters
Mathieu needle holders
Loop forming pliers
Lingual torquing keys
Lingual arch forming pliers
Light wire pliers
Ligature tying pliers
Intraoral 3-D imaging devices
Hollow chop pliers
Dry heat sterilizers
Double-ended band seaters
Distal end cutters
Digital stereoscopic cameras
Dental digital x ray machines
Dental digital panoramic x ray units
Dental curing light sources
Dental cone beam computed tomography CT equipment
Cap removing pliers
Bracket removing pliers
Bird beak pliers
Band slitting pliers
Band contouring pliers
Adhesive removing pliers
Adstra Systems ADSTRA Management
Advance Ortho Systems Program Director
American Orthodontics Compu-Ceph
American Orthodontics Photo-Eze
Dolphin Imaging & Management Solutions Dolphin Management
FYI Technologies Dr. Ceph
FYI Technologies Dr. View
GAC International OrthoPlex
ICE Dental Systems
IMS Specialty Services IMS Digital Office
Innovative Software Inn-Soft Office Manager
Katchitek Corporation OrthoManager
Kodak Dental Systems Kodak ORTHOWARE
New Horizons Software OrthoExec
Ortho Computer Systems ViewPoint
Solutions by Design ScreenPlay
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Teaching others how to do something.
Actively looking for ways to help people.
Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Management of Personnel Resources
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Problem Sensitivity
Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension
Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression
Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Deductive Reasoning
Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Inductive Reasoning
Precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Fine Manipulative Abilities › Psychomotor Abilities › Finger Dexterity
See details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Sensory Abilities › Visual Abilities › Near Vision
Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension
Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Expression
Quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
Control Movement Abilities › Psychomotor Abilities › Control Precision
Medicine and Dentistry
Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Economics and Accounting
Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
Sales and Marketing
Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
Administration and Management
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Personnel and Human Resources
Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.