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Orthodontist

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Orthodontist
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Last Updated: June, 2017

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
2.7%
Occupational Category

Other Health Professionals N.E.C.

Also included in this category:

Health care practice managers; social services managers & directors; health services & public health managers & directors; psychologists; ophthalmic opticians; dental practitioners; veterinarians; medical radiographers; podiatrists.

Number Employed:

11,500

Part time workers: 22%
Aged over 55: 18%
Male / Female: 37 / 63%
Non-Nationals: 19%
With Third Level: 99%
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Treats dental patients who have misaligned teeth through the use of retainers.


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The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

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Study diagnostic records, such as medical or dental histories, plaster models of the teeth, photos of a patient's face and teeth, and X-rays, to develop patient treatment plans.

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Adjust dental appliances to produce and maintain normal function.

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Fit dental appliances in patients' mouths to alter the position and relationship of teeth and jaws or to realign teeth.

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Diagnose teeth and jaw or other dental-facial abnormalities.

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Examine patients to assess abnormalities of jaw development, tooth position, and other dental-facial structures.

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Provide patients with proposed treatment plans and cost estimates.

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Instruct dental officers and technical assistants in orthodontic procedures and techniques.

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Prepare diagnostic and treatment records.

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Design and fabricate appliances, such as space maintainers, retainers, and labial and lingual arch wires.

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Coordinate orthodontic services with other dental and medical services.

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Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge: Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

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Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships: Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

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Making Decisions and Solving Problems: Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

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Assisting and Caring for Others: Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.

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Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work: Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

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Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events: Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.

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Monitoring and Controlling Resources: Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.

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Processing Information: Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.

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Training and Teaching Others: Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.

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Provide Consultation and Advice to Others: Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.


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Medicine and Dentistry: Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

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Customer and Personal Service: Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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Biology: Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

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English Language: Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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Economics and Accounting: Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.


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Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Time Management: Managing one's own time and the time of others.

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Writing: Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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Operations Analysis: Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.

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Active Learning: Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

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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.

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Monitoring: Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Social Perceptiveness: Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

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Organisation: Dental Council of Ireland
Address: 57 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 676 2069
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