Orthodontists

Industry Areas

  • General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
  • Offices of Other Health Practitioners
  • Offices of Dentists

Day-to-Day Tasks

  • 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.
  • Adjust dental appliances to produce and maintain normal function.
  • Fit dental appliances in patients' mouths to alter the position and relationship of teeth and jaws or to realign teeth.

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Overall Kind of Work

Dentists diagnose and treat problems with patients' teeth, gums, and related parts of the mouth. They provide advice and instruction on taking care of the teeth and gums and on diet choices that...

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Work Environment

Military

Dentists work in hospitals and dental clinics on land and aboard ships.

Status

What is the difference between enlisted and officer?

Enlisted:
Enlisted members enter the Military with a high school diploma (in some cases a GED), at a minimum. They are employed in almost every type of military career, often in hands-on roles.

Officers: Officers either enter the Military with a four-year college degree or greater or served previously as enlisted members, and are generally employed in management roles or highly specialized fields that require intensive training.
  • yes Officer
  • no Enlisted

Military Breakdown

The number of people who currently hold this career in the Military.

55 Orthodontists in the Military

Service Branches

Dentists work in the following services:

Army Navy Air Force

Data is supplied by a third-party vendor and updated periodically. Jobs in this career field may be available in other service branches. Call or email a particular branch for more info.

Type of Work

The level of day-to-day involvement with data, people or things.

Data: High
People: High
Things: Medium

Skills at a Glance

The levels of different skills helpful in this career.

Verbal skills: High
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving: High
Equipment Operation & Maintenance: Medium
Math & Science Skills: High
Technology Design & Control: High
Leadership: High

Workplace at a Glance

The level of different environmental factors you would experience on the job.

Responsibility: High
Exposure to Job Hazards: Low
Physical Activity: Medium
Decision Making: High
Repetitiveness: Medium
Level of Competition: High
Time Pressure: Low

Data supplied by Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Center of Education Statistics, Defense Manpower Data Center. (View our update schedule). Contact any business, college or military service branch to answer additional questions.

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