Part Time Orthodontist

  • A Smile 4 U
  • May 21, 2020
Part time Orthodontist

Job Description

Orthodontist Job Description

Orthodontists perform various functions in assisting patients to correct misalignment of their teeth.

Given below is a detailed orthodontist job description example, showing the major tasks, duties, and responsibilities of the role in most dental facilities:

  • Provide treatment for various forms of malocclusion and teeth irregularity
  • Perform diagnostic tests using x-rays 
  • Fit braces, brackets, and other teeth appliances in patients’ mouth to correct teeth positioning
  • Track treatment progress and adjust dental appliances as required
  • Proffer recommendations to patients on proper dental care and hygiene necessary
  • Work with orthodontist assistant to ensure patients receive adequate teeth care
  • Perform dentofacial orthopedics to improve the general appearance of patients
  • Determine if applied braces are due to be removed
  • Assist patients in resolving dental or oral problems such as speech impairments and gum disease
  • Develop treatment plans to address individual patient problem
  • Design and model teeth appliances such as retainers, lingual arch wires, and brackets
  • Liaise with other orthodontists and health care professionals to coordinate orthodontic services for patients
  • Study patients’ dental records and medical history to determine type and severity of teeth condition
  • Inspect dental equipment and appliances to ensure they function normally.

Requirements – Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge – for Orthodontist Job

If you are seeking to work as an orthodontist, the following are the necessary requirements you may need to satisfy to qualify to access the job with most employers:

  • Education and Training: To become an orthodontist, you require a Bachelor’s degree in a science discipline such as biology or chemistry. This serves as prerequisite for entry into dental school to obtain a doctorate degree in dental surgery or dental medicine. Orthodontists are required to pass the National Board Dental Examinations in order to receive state licensure for practice
  • Manual Dexterity: Orthodontists are able to use various dental implements to realign teeth arrangement
  • Attention to Detail: They are able to monitor the recovery of patients to determine the need for change in treatment plan
  • Critical Thinking Skill: They use results of diagnosis to develop appropriate treatment plan for patients.