The average salary for a Prosthodontist is $162,412 per year.
Job Description for Prosthodontist
Prosthodontists are dentists who have focused on the many ways of replacing lost teeth and removing severely damaged teeth. They have all the skills and training of standard dentists, but have chosen to make this aspect of dentistry their specialty. As is normal for dentists, they are able to analyze dental problems and treat issues involving teeth, including dealing with cavities, straightening teeth, performing corrective surgery, and dealing with gum issues. However, by specializing, their focus is on crowns, dentures, bridges, and other means of replacing teeth.Read More...
In order to become a prosthodontist, one must receive a bachelor’s degree, usually in chemistry, biology, or physiology. One must pass an entrance exam to continue dental training, and then successfully complete a four-year dental program. In training, they learn all dentistry skills and techniques, such as how to operate x-ray machines, how to interpret dental x-rays, how to perform oral surgery. In order to become prosthedontic specialists, they must complete a residency program, in which they learn the specifics of their chosen field. After successfully graduating from this residency, they become prosthedontic specialists, and can join an established practice with other dentists. Or they are able to open an office of their own, in which they will oversee employees and deal with all the administrative tasks of owning one’s own practice.
- Fit prostheses to patients, making any necessary adjustments and modifications.
- May supervise technicians who construct the devices.
- Treat facial pain and jaw joint problems.
- Restore function and aesthetics to patients with injuries, diseases or birth defects.
- Measure, design and fabricate dental prostheses.
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