CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Orthodondists

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Dental
Benchmark Title: Orthodondists
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Examine, diagnose, and treat dental malocclusions and oral cavity anomalies. Design and fabricate appliances to realign teeth and jaws to produce and maintain normal function and to improve appearance. Fit dental appliances in patients' mouths to alter the position and relationship of teeth and jaws or to realign teeth.
 
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.
 
Diagnose teeth and jaw or other dental-facial abnormalities.
 
Examine patients to assess abnormalities of jaw development, tooth position, and other dental-facial structures.
 
Prepare diagnostic and treatment records.
 
Adjust dental appliances to produce and maintain normal function.
 
Provide patients with proposed treatment plans and cost estimates.
 
Instruct dental officers and technical assistants in orthodontic procedures and techniques.
 
Coordinate orthodontic services with other dental and medical services.
 
Design and fabricate appliances, such as space maintainers, retainers, and labial and lingual arch wires.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Dental
Benchmark Title: Orthodondists
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
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.
 
Biology Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
 
Personnel and Human Resources Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
 
Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
 
Sales and Marketing Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
 
Economics and Accounting Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Therapy and Counseling Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Dental
Benchmark Title: Orthodondists
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
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.
 
Science Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Dental
Benchmark Title: Orthodondists
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Dental
Benchmark Title: Orthodondists
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Post-Doctoral Training
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
On-the-Job Training None or short demonstration
 
Related Work Experience None
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Dental
Benchmark Title: Orthodondists
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Dentist
Dentofacial Orthopedics Dentist
Invisible Braces Orthodontist
Orthodontist
Pediatric Orthodontist
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Dental
Benchmark Title: Orthodondists
 
 
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