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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.
Sudbury, Elliot Lake, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins, Algo, Blind River, Capreol, Cobalt, Englehart, Espanola, Garson Junction, Haileybury, Hearst, Iroquois Falls, Kapuskasing, Kirkland Lake, Mattawa, New Liskeard, Nickel Centre, Parry Sound, Powassan, Temiskaming Shores, Thessalon, Valley East, Blezard Valley, Carol Richard Park, Connaught Hill, Dowling, Elmview, Finntown, Flake, Guilletville, Hanmer, Laurentien, Levack, Lively, McCrea Heights, Naughton, Parkwood, Pinecrest, Porcupine, Pottsville, South Porcupine, Val Caron, Val Therese
Outlook & Prospects for Dentists in Northeast 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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Compared to other occupations, this is not a significant occupation in this region.
In Ontario, the outlook for dentists is expected to be fair for the period 2012-2013. Population growth, consumer spending and public awareness of oral hygiene influences the demand for dental services. At the same time, the high educational requirement and limited post-graduate training positions in dentistry schools across Ontario can restrict the labour supply. Dentists have an older age profile when compared to all occupations in the province; at the time of the 2006 census, close to one-quarter were over the age of 55. While dentists tend to work longer and choose to practice post retirement age, it is with reduced workloads. The aging population will increase the demand for dentists as the need for restorative dental work rises. Geriatric dentistry will be one area of growth in this field. In addition, cosmetic, aesthetic and orthodontic procedures have become more accessible. Also, dental awareness programs from the provincial government such as the Healthy Smiles initiative will continue to support the demand for dentists in the upcoming years.
According to the 2006 census, there were more than 7,500 dentists in Ontario. The number of dentists in Ontario has remained relatively unchanged over the last two census counts. Dentists are concentrated in large urban centres throughout the province. The migration of dentists to highly populated areas has left some remote and rural communities in Ontario under-serviced.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- Miller Paving Limited is reconstructing 34 kilometres of Highway 65 near New Liskeard this spring, creating 96 jobs
- Cruickshank Construction Limited will create 29 jobs for improvements to the Amable du Fond River Bridge on Highway 630 near Mattawa
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- Bonnechere Excavating Limited was awarded an $8.4M contract to repair Highway 535 near Noelville creating approximately 80 jobs this spring
- Hiring started at Laurentian University's new School of Architecture in Sudbury
- More than 20 registered practical nurses receive layoff notices at the North Bay Regional Health Centre
- Province invests more than $666,000 in the mining supply and services sector
Week of Apr 01 – Apr 05, 2013
- Willow Creek Mine near Chetnwyd will lay off 250 of their 350 workers this month
- With the help of funding from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, 20 jobs will be created at HLS Hard-Line Solutions, a mining supply company in Greater Sudbury
Week of Mar 25 – Mar 29, 2013
- Xstrata Copper, based in Timmins, will be hiring staff as it faces 400 retirements in the next few years
- Northern Ontario Heritage Fund assists in creation of 43 jobs in North Bay area
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