|Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
| Administer anesthetics to limit the amount of pain experienced by patients during procedures.
| Use masks, gloves and safety glasses to protect themselves and their patients from infectious diseases.
| Examine teeth, gums, and related tissues, using dental instruments, x-rays, or other diagnostic equipment, to evaluate dental health, diagnose diseases or abnormalities, and plan appropriate treatments.
| Use masks, gloves, and safety glasses to protect patients and self from infectious diseases.
| Use air turbine and hand instruments, dental appliances and surgical implements.
| Formulate plan of treatment for patient`s teeth and mouth tissue.
| Diagnose and treat diseases, injuries, or malformations of teeth, gums, or related oral structures and provide preventive or corrective services.
| Use dental air turbines, hand instruments, dental appliances, or surgical implements.
| Advise or instruct patients regarding preventive dental care, the causes and treatment of dental problems, or oral health care services.
| Treat exposure of pulp by pulp capping, removal of pulp from pulp chamber, or root canal, using dental instruments.
|Top Skills used in this Job
| Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
| Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
| Active Listening - 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.
| Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
| Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
| Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
| Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
| Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
| Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
| Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
|Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
| Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
| Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
| Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
| Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
| Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
| Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
| Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
| Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
| Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
| Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.