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1 Digestive Careers Health Occupations

2 Dental Assistant $39,000 Job Job Work directly with the Dentist Work directly with the Dentist Expose and process radiographs Expose and process radiographs Provide clients with instructions on oral care following surgery or other treatment procedures Provide clients with instructions on oral care following surgery or other treatment procedures Teach clients how to brush and floss properly Teach clients how to brush and floss properly Make impressions of clients’ teeth for study models Make impressions of clients’ teeth for study models Prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment Prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment Perform office management tasks Perform office management tasks Practice Settings Dental Offices Dental school clinics Private and Government hospitals and clinics Insurance companies Dental laboratories and dental suppliers

3 Dental Assistant Education Education 1 and 2 year programs in community colleges and postsecondary vocational-technical schools 1 and 2 year programs in community colleges and postsecondary vocational-technical schools On the job training is available On the job training is available Certification or registration requirements vary according to state Certification or registration requirements vary according to state Outlook Outlook faster than average faster than average Most dentists employ 2-3 dental assistants Most dentists employ 2-3 dental assistants

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5 Dental Hygienists $56,000-$72,000 Job Job Provide oral hygiene care and dental health education to the client Provide oral hygiene care and dental health education to the client Need good communication skills, dental knowledge, and clinical skills Need good communication skills, dental knowledge, and clinical skills Assess and chart oral conditions and review the clients health and dental history Assess and chart oral conditions and review the clients health and dental history Expose and process dental radiographs Expose and process dental radiographs Remove calculus and plaque Remove calculus and plaque Apply fluoride and sealants Apply fluoride and sealants Practice Settings Private dental offices Nursing homes Public health clinics Educational institutions

6 Dental Hygienist Cont’d Education Education 2-4 years of college required in an Accredited Program 2-4 years of college required in an Accredited Program Licensure required, must pass written and clinical examination Licensure required, must pass written and clinical examination Outlook Outlook faster than average faster than average Increased demand for dental care and use of hygienists Increased demand for dental care and use of hygienists

7 Dental Lab Technician $35,000-$56,000 Job Job Seldom work with clients Seldom work with clients Creates dental prostheses, replacements for natural teeth, and dental appliances Creates dental prostheses, replacements for natural teeth, and dental appliances Needs artistic skills, fine hand dexterity, and good vision Needs artistic skills, fine hand dexterity, and good vision Practice Settings Commercial dental labs Private dental offices Dental schools Hospitals

8 Dental Lab Tech Cont’d Education Education On the job training is available On the job training is available Requires an average of 3-4 years Requires an average of 3-4 years Community college, postsecondary vocational technical schools, and the Armed Forces offer programs Community college, postsecondary vocational technical schools, and the Armed Forces offer programs Outlook Outlook No change in employment is expected No change in employment is expected

9 Dentist $115, ,000 Job Job Should have scientific ability and interest, work well with others and enjoy helping people Should have scientific ability and interest, work well with others and enjoy helping people Can be your own boss Can be your own boss Diagnose and treat diseases of the teeth and their supporting tissues, the tongue, lips, and jaws Diagnose and treat diseases of the teeth and their supporting tissues, the tongue, lips, and jaws Restore teeth damaged by decay or trauma Restore teeth damaged by decay or trauma Replace missing teeth with artificial materials Replace missing teeth with artificial materials Provide cosmetic procedures to improve a clients appearance Provide cosmetic procedures to improve a clients appearance Perform corrective surgery on the jaws and supporting tissues Perform corrective surgery on the jaws and supporting tissues Straighten teeth Straighten teeth Perform oral hygiene procedures and provide instructions to clients Perform oral hygiene procedures and provide instructions to clients Practice Settings Most dentists own their own practices or work with a partner Hospitals, clinics, government agencies Research facilities, and educational institutions

10 Dentist Education Education 3-4 years of undergraduate education plus 4 years of dental school are required to become a general dentist 3-4 years of undergraduate education plus 4 years of dental school are required to become a general dentist An additional 2-3 years of postgraduate education is needed for a specialty degree An additional 2-3 years of postgraduate education is needed for a specialty degree Outlook Outlook Slower than average growth Slower than average growth Jobs will increase, a large number of dentists are expected to retire Jobs will increase, a large number of dentists are expected to retire

11 Specialty Areas of Dental Practice Dental Public Health Dental Public Health Dental Health prevention Dental Health prevention Education Education Treatment programs at the community level Treatment programs at the community level Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Surgical treatment of diseases, injuries and defects of the oral and maxillofacial region (area around the jaws and face) Surgical treatment of diseases, injuries and defects of the oral and maxillofacial region (area around the jaws and face)

12 Specialty Areas of Dental Practice Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics Correction of tooth alignment and malocclusions (an abnormal relationship of the teeth when biting or closing Correction of tooth alignment and malocclusions (an abnormal relationship of the teeth when biting or closing Pediatric dentistry Pediatric dentistry Comprehensive dental care of infants and children though adolescence, including clients who have special needs Comprehensive dental care of infants and children though adolescence, including clients who have special needs

13 Specialty Areas of Dental Practice Prosthodontics Prosthodontics Replacement of missing teeth and oral structures with artificial substitutes Replacement of missing teeth and oral structures with artificial substitutes

14 Gastroenterologist $244,000 - $385,000 Job Job Deal with disorders of the stomach and intestines Deal with disorders of the stomach and intestines Practice Settings Practice Settings Private practice Private practice Hospitals Hospitals Clinics Clinics

15 Gastroenterologist Cont’d Education Education 4 years of college and acceptance into a medical school 4 years of college and acceptance into a medical school Completes 4 additional years of medical training Completes 4 additional years of medical training 2 years classroom, 2 years working in hospital setting 2 years classroom, 2 years working in hospital setting Residency/Internship Residency/Internship Outlook Outlook Faster than average growth due to the increase in the aging population and the need for primary and specialized health care Faster than average growth due to the increase in the aging population and the need for primary and specialized health care

16 Registered Dietician (RD) $36,000 - $52,000 Job Job A food and nutrition expert A food and nutrition expert Ability to identify and solve problems Ability to identify and solve problems Strong interest in food and nutrition Strong interest in food and nutrition Ability to work independently Ability to work independently Practice Settings Practice Settings Health care Health care Food service and research Food service and research Private practice Private practice Public agency Public agency

17 RD cont’d Education Education 4 year degree in dietetics, food science, or related major at a university or college with an accredited program 4 year degree in dietetics, food science, or related major at a university or college with an accredited program Completion of a 6-12 month supervised practice program at a health care facility, community agency, or a food service corporation Completion of a 6-12 month supervised practice program at a health care facility, community agency, or a food service corporation Outlook Outlook Average growth; increased emphasis on disease prevention by improved dietary habits Average growth; increased emphasis on disease prevention by improved dietary habits

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