Orthodontists:

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.

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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $245,680.00
Average Time to Fill 43 days
Typical Education Advanced degree (includes Master's, Professional, and Doctoral degrees)
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 63
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 19.08 %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Problem-solving
Oral Communication
Written Communication
Critical Thinking
Decision-making
Integrity
Professionalism
Work Ethic
Customer Service
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Intellectual Risk-taking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Administer blood or other fluids intravenously
Perform dental hygiene procedures
Treat dental problems or diseases
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Administer anesthetics or sedatives
Conduct dental x-rays
Develop treatment plans
Treat medical condition of patient

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze dental data
Interpret x-ray images
Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals
Examine patients
Perform dental examinations of mouth, teeth, gums, or related facial structures
Conduct patient assessments
Perform dental research

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Diagnose oral diseases or injuries
Prescribe medication
Diagnose dental conditions
Recommend medical devices, drugs, or treatments
Employ radiation safety procedures
Handle infectious materials safely according to procedures
Implement sanitation practices in health care settings


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Oral Conditions
Oral Surgery
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Dental Hygiene
Informed Consent
Local Anesthetics
Oral Health Care


Related Licensing Requirements


CSR-Dentist (18-0000000114)

IC 35-48-7-5.8 Sec. 5.8. As used in this chapter, "practitioner" means a physician, dentist, veterinarian, podiatrist, nurse practitioner, scientific investigator, pharmacist, hospital, or other institution or individual licensed, registered, or otherwise permitted to distribute, dispense, conduct research with respect to, or administer a controlled substance in the course of professional practice or research in the United States. As added by P.L.65-2006, SEC.6.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana State Board of Dentistry (3172342054)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/dental.htm

Dental Instructor (18-0000000117)

Sec. 1. (a) Applicants for licensure as an instructor under IC 25-14-1-27.5 shall apply in the manner required by the board and shall submit the fee required by 828 IAC 0.5-2-3. (b) The applicant for an instructor's license shall provide the following: (1) Where the name on any document differs from the applicant's name, a notarized or certified copy of a marriage certificate or legal proof of name change. (2) Proof that the applicant has been approved under the credentialing process of an Indiana school of dentistry or an affiliated medical center of an Indiana school of dentistry as required under IC 25-14-1-27.5. The proof shall include a notarized statement of approval submitted by an Indiana school of dentistry or an affiliated medical center of an Indiana school of dentistry and copies of all documentation reviewed by the school or affiliated medical center in determining its approval of the applicant. (3) Documentation or a demonstration of clinical and academic competency, which shall include the following: (A) If the applicant is a graduate of a school of dentistry outside the United States, its possessions, or Canada, the applicant must submit an original transcript of the applicant's dental education, including the degree conferred and the date the degree was conferred. If the original transcript is in a language other than English, the applicant must include a certified translation of the transcript. If an original transcript is not available, the applicant must submit the following: (i) A notarized or certified copy of the original dental school transcript, which must include the degree conferred and the date the degree was conferred. (ii) An affidavit fully and clearly stating the reasons that an original transcript is not available.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana State Board of Dentistry (3172342054)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/dental.htm

Dental Intern Permit (18-0000000118)

IC 25-14-1-5 Dental intern permit or dental hygienist intern permit; restrictions; renewal; fees Sec. 5. (a) The board may at its discretion issue a dental intern permit or dental hygienist intern permit to any person to whom it has not issued a license but who is a graduate of a dental college or school of dental hygiene recognized by the board and is otherwise qualified to take the regular examination for a license given by the board. However, an applicant for a dental intern permit or dental hygienist intern permit shall furnish the board satisfactory evidence that the applicant has been: (1) appointed to a dental or a dental hygiene internship in a hospital or similar institution operated under the laws of Indiana; or (2) employed as: (A) an instructor in a dental school recognized and approved by the Indiana dental board; or (B) a teacher or operator in a clinic in a public or parochial school, college, or university. (b) The fee for the permit shall be set by the board under section 13 of this chapter. (c) Any person receiving a dental or dental hygienist intern permit may practice dentistry or dental hygiene only in a hospital or other institution designated in the permit and only under the direction of a licensed dentist who is a member of the dental staff of such hospital or other institution. The intern's dental or dental hygiene practice shall be limited to bona fide patients of such hospital or other institution. (d) The permit shall be valid for only one (1) year from date of issue, shall be renewable in the discretion of the board upon the payment of a fee determined by the board under section 13 of this chapter, and may be recalled at any time by the board.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana State Board of Dentistry (3172342054)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/dental.htm

Dentist (18-0000000033)

To be eligible for state licensure exams, the candidate must: Be a graduate of an accredited school in dentistry. Have completed the National Board Dental Examination. Provide an official transcript of dental education. Present a copy of current cardiopulmonary resuscitation card. Present proof of malpractice insurance. State law also requires that dentists hold a permit to administer general anesthesia, deep sedation, or light parenteral conscious sedation. More extensive information, including applications and test dates, may be obtained directly from the Indiana State Board of Dentistry.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana State Board of Dentistry (3172342054)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/dental.htm


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