Dentists - Emploi d'avenir

Diagnose, treat, prevent and control disorders of the teeth and mouth.

Your love of precision work, ability to explain complex issues in plain language and legendary patience will make you a go-to expert.

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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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  • Investigative
  • Realistic

Each profession is associated with a combination of three initial letters corresponding to one of the six RIASEC profiles. Profile combinations are determined based on skills, fields of interest and certain personality traits.

Main tasks

  • Examine patients' teeth, gums and surrounding tissue to diagnose disease, injury and decay and plan appropriate treatment
  • Restore, extract and replace diseased and decayed teeth
  • Perform oral surgery, periodontal surgery and other treatments
  • Clean teeth and instruct patients on oral hygiene
  • Design bridgework, fit dentures and provide appliances to correct abnormal positioning of the teeth and jaws, or write fabrication instructions or prescriptions for use by denturists and dental technicians
  • Supervise dental hygienists, dental assistants and other staff.
          * Dentists may specialize in such areas as oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics, oral pathology, oral radiology or public health dentistry.




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          This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

          • Bas-Saint-Laurent
          • Capitale-Nationale
          • Mauricie
          • Estrie
          • Île-de-Montréal
          • Outaouais
          • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
          • Côte-Nord et Nord-du-Québec
          • Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine
          • Chaudière-Appalaches
          • Laval
          • Lanaudière
          • Laurentides
          • Montérégie
          • Centre-du-Québec
          • Grande région de Montréal

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