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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 NewsWeek of Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2013
- Northern Health is proceeding with demolition of the old hospital in Fort St. John. Mierau Contractors is in charge of the project, which is expected to be complete in February 2014. NAPP Enterprises, from Prince George, will handle the demolition.
- Dawson Creek-based Hegge Construction has been awarded a $2.7M contract for work on the basement of The Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts. Dawson Creek City Council anticipates that work on the centre will be completed by the summer of 2014.
- The Ontario government is providing $4.3M towards the expansion of Mohawk Garnet Inc., an abrasive garnet plant in the Sudbury area, creating 62 jobs
- Rentech Inc. will convert an idle mill in Wawa into an industrial wood pellet production facility next fall, employing 40 workers and supporting an additional 200 forest industry jobs in surrounding communities
- The Ministry of Natural Resources is closing its Kirkland Lake Fire Base, resulting in the layoff of 34 seasonal firefighters in the Timiskaming District
- Global mining company Vale has cut approximately 25 support and service positions in Sudbury
- George Stone and Sons has been awarded a $10.8M tender for a phase of the International Bridge project in Sault Ste. Marie. The construction project includes a new duty free shop and maintenance building. Twenty to 49 workers will be on site. (available in French only)
- Aecon Construction completed construction of a new maintenance patrol yard on Highway 69 in Sudbury, creating 55 new jobs
- Resolute Forest Products has laid off up to 70 workers at the Iroquois Falls¿ paper mill near Timmins
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