Skills Dentist in the Lethbridge–Medicine Hat Region

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a dentist in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Dentists (NOC 31110).


  • Examine patients' teeth, gums and surrounding tissue
  • Hire and train staff
  • Diagnose disease, injury and decay and plan appropriate treatment
  • Administer budget
  • Restore, extract and replace diseased and decayed teeth
  • Perform oral surgery, periodontal surgery and other treatments
  • Supervise staff
  • Clean teeth and instruct patients on oral hygiene
  • Design bridgework, fit dentures and provide appliances
  • Write fabrication instructions or prescriptions for use by denturists and dental technicians
  • Act as consultants to other dentists

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.


Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery Help - Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery
  • Using Specialized Instrumentation and Equipment
Service and Care Help - Service and Care
  • Treating People/Animals
Communication Help - Communication
  • Advising and Consulting
  • Teaching and Training
  • Liaising and Networking
Information Handling Help - Information Handling
  • Processing Information
Analysis Help - Analysis
  • Examining and Diagnosing
  • Projecting Outcomes
Management Help - Management
  • Supervising


Health Services Help - Health Services
  • Therapy and Counselling
  • Medicine
Mathematics and Science Help - Mathematics and Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
Business, Finance and Management Help - Business, Finance and Management
  • Client Service
  • Business Administration
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