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+ Orthodontist By: Kodi Bacon
+ Job Description (specialist dentists) correct irregularities in the way teeth are positioned they do two different kinds of treatment: -interceptive, done at age 8, to make room in mouth for permanent teeth, can stretch jaw to grow in properly in certain places -full orthodontic treatment, to correct bite and move teeth so they are in proper alignment, done after have all adult teeth Meet in appointments, examine and diagnose them, use x-rays or photographs Install braces, worn for 2-3 years, every few weeks need to be tightened Wear retainer for period of time and schedule regular appointments to check up Work in clinics, run by themselves or in partnership with other orthodontists work on patients, supervise staff and take care of duties associated with running a business
+ Why am I interested? must have good hand eye coordination and manual dexterity love working with people and helping them out, patients like me be patient and gentle, controlled and focused to be able to handle the working on patients always loved sciences in school and want to continue my education in this subject field find it fascinating and want to learn more about it from what I have read and through my experience of having braces Am detailed person who works very hard, great thing for me
+ Education have to like school, dedicated to learning, earn top grades through high school and University, long process to get through dentistry and orthodontics programs In Canada, 1-4 years of an undergraduate program (bachelor’s degree), at least before getting into dental school, competitive Admission requirements, excellent grades chemistry, biology, physics, and English must pass Dental Admission Test dentistry program takes about 4 years to complete Receive Doctor of Dental Surgery/Dental Medicine degree, depending on school Once finished dental school, must pass National Dental Examining Board exams before can legally practice dentistry Most practice for few years before they specialize Return to complete specialty training in orthodontics, 2-3 years, results in graduate degree and specialists require additional licensing before can practice in field Pass orthodontics specialty exam administered by Royal College of Dentists of Canada Five orthodontics programs in Canada, places include University of Manitoba, University of Toronto, Harvard and many in United States
+ Salary/Future Outlook During first few years, earn less while develop practice bills are paid directly by patients or by insurance companies If have an established practice, generate great deal of money, but half may need to pay for equipment, staff and other overhead costs If own their own practice, pay for own health/life insurance and retirement benefits Even after costs taken into account, average annual salaries around $200 000-400 000 takes several years of practice before get to this skill level though About 70% of world’s population needs orthodontic treatment, many also want perfect straight teeth employment outlook dentistry field remain excellent over next while, in demand competition to be in this field is fierce, have to work hard
+ Working Conditions Average works about 40 hour week, but are free to schedule office hours as they like work indoors in their offices and procedure rooms in cities Mondays one of the heaviest work days, people coming in with broken appliances from over the weekend not physically demanding, so no injuries to be worried about Most of time self-employed, work with staff and work regular business hours during the day year round also on call so they can be called in to deal with emergencies work with specialized equipment and use masks and gloves to avoid disease and be presentable and efficient
+ Related Occupations Chiropractor: diagnose problems and treat patients by manipulating the spine and other joints with their hands, use different techniques and offer advice on healthy living Kinesiologist: help people who have suffered injury by designing exercise routines to help improve them Neurologist: examine patients for problems affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, or muscles These interest me because they all have to do with science and are in a similar category that I would enjoy doing
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