Summary Dentist in Alberta
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "dentist" was moved from the group Dentists (NOC 3113) to the group Dentists (NOC 31110).
Find key facts and figures about working as a dentist. The following information is applicable to all Dentists (NOC 31110).
Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
Dentists diagnose, treat, prevent and control disorders of the teeth and mouth. They work in private practice or may be employed in hospitals, clinics, public health facilities or universities.
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This occupation usually requires a university degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate).
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- 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
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