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Dentists diagnose, treat, prevent and control disorders of the teeth and mouth. They work in private practice or may be employed in hospitals, clinics, public health facilities or universities.
dentist, endodontist, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral pathologist, oral radiologist, orthodontist, pediatric dentist, periodontist, prosthodontist, public health dentist.
- Examine patients' teeth, gums and surrounding tissue to diagnose disease, injury and decay and plan appropriate treatment
- Restore, extract and replace diseased and decayed teeth
- Perform oral surgery, periodontal surgery and other treatments
- Clean teeth and instruct patients on oral hygiene
- Design bridgework, fit dentures and provide appliances to correct abnormal positioning of the teeth and jaws, or write fabrication instructions or prescriptions for use by denturists and dental technicians
- Supervise dental hygienists, dental assistants and other staff.
Dentists may specialize in such areas as oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics, oral pathology, oral radiology or public health dentistry.
St. John's, Mount Pearl, Arnold's Cove, Bay Roberts, Bishop's Cove, Carbonear, Conception Bay South, Gulch, Gull Island, Harbour Grace, North River, Spaniard's Bay, Torbay, Upper Island Cove, Wabana, Birchy Nap, Chamberlains, Codner, Doyles, Foxtrap, Goulds, Greeleytown, Kelligrews, Lance Cove, Lawrence Pond, Manuels, Newton, North Pond Heights, Peachytown, Riverdale, Talcville, Topsail, Upper Gullies
Outlook & Prospects for Dentists in Avalon Peninsula Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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|Avalon Peninsula Region||2011-12-02|
In the Avalon Region, the employment potential for this occupation is GOOD. This means that there are relatively strong employment opportunities for skilled workers in this occupation.
This employment potential call is based on a review of statistics such as past employment growth in the occupation, the unemployment rate for the occupation (based on the 2006 Census), economic forecasting and consultation with the Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Association.
Newfoundland and Labrador has the highest patient to dentist ratio in the country; the Avalon Peninsula has a patient to dentist ratio of 2000:1. Although employment opportunities are available all across the province, new graduates tend to stay in larger centers on the Avalon Peninsula such as St. John's. In recent years, there has been a notable increase in the numbers of females entering Dentistry.
LABOUR MARKET CONDITIONS
Dentists in the Avalon Peninsula Region:
According to the 2006 Census, approximately 66% of all Dentists in the province were located in the Avalon Peninsula region.
It is very uncommon for people in this profession to collect Employment Insurance benefits, especially since many are self-employed. When they do so, it is usually for reasons such as maternity or parental leave or sickness, rather than unemployment.
Dentists in Newfoundland and Labrador:
Dentists make up a small sized occupational group in Newfoundland and Labrador. According to the 2006 Census, the labour force for this occupation consisted of 175 persons in the province. At the time of the Census (May 2006), all of these persons were employed. This was an increase of 13% from the 2001 levels. Over the same period, employment in all occupations in the province increased by 7%.
Employment of Dentists in Newfoundland and Labrador is with Health and Social Assistance (100%). According to the 2006 Census, the unemployment rate for this occupation in the province was 0% compared to 16% for occupations in general. Individuals employed in this occupation are older than the average worker in the labour force. This could potentially result in an increase in job openings due to retirement.
GRADUATE FOLLOW-UP STATISTICS
Graduate follow-up data, which provides information about whether graduates have been successful in their transition into the labour force, is not available for this occupation. Individuals should contact post-secondary schools to request graduate follow-up information for programs in which they are interested.
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Local Labour Market News
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
- A new mini aquarium with 30 fish tanks will open in Petty Harbour on June 15 as a tourist attraction. The aquarium will be located at the Petty Harbour Fishermen's Co-op.
- According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Commission, the demand for single-detached housing units has remained strong in the St. John's metro area
- The provincial government's Dept. of Tourism, Culture and Recreation has announced $15,000 for upgrades to the Sir Robert Bond Park and area walking trails in Whitbourne
- The provincial government's Dept. of Transportation and Works announced a tender for mechanical and electrical system upgrades to the Confederation Building, East Block. The tender closes on 5 June. Work is expected to start in July.
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- The provincial government's Dept. of Tourism, Culture and Recreation has announced a $15,000 grant for upgrades to the Peter Barry Duff Memorial Park in Paradise
- The Convergys call centre on Torbay Road in St. John's closed on June 30. Seventy-five of the hundred employees at the centre have the option to work from home and 25 can be placed in other positions within the company.
- The provincial government's Dept. of Municipal Affairs has awarded a $22M contract to EllisDon to develop a new double ice surface arena in Paradise. The arena is expected to be completed by September 2014.
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- A tender worth $16.7M was awarded to Pomerleau Inc. towards the construction of a new St. Teresa's school in St. John's. The school is expected to be ready for classes by September, 2014.
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- The only gas station on Bell Island has closed due to a dispute with the town over water tax
- The City of St. John's has awarded a contract to Magna Contracting and Management Inc. to construct a community centre in the Southlands area of St. John's. The contract is worth nearly $3M.
- The City of Mount Pearl will begin a pilot composting project to a specific area of the city in May to divert waste from the landfill. If the project is successful, it will be expanded throughout the city in 2014.
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