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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.
Outlook & Prospects for Dentists in Kingston - Pembroke 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
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Kingston - Pembroke Region||<Not assigned>||2012-11-21|
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 Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
- Construction is set to start on Renfrew Power Generation's Thomas Low Generating Station in June. The project is set to cost $20M.
- A $9M project to replace 3.4km of sewer in Kingston has broken ground. Work on the project is being performed by LiquiForce Services.
- The Westbrook Sports Dome has resumed construction and is expected to be completed by August, while a turf field is expected to be installed by September
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- B.R. Fulton Construction of Renfrew has been awarded two contracts to rehabilitate County Road 24 in Renfrew and County Road 22 in Renfrew. The total value of the contracts is just over $1M
- Willis College is set to move into a space in the Winner's Circle Mall in Arnprior. The Eastern Ontario based college specializes in Business, Health and Technology.
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- The LCBO will open two new stores in Prince Edward Country this year
- Ground has broken on the new Bancroft Family Health Team facility. The centre, which will be home to the existing staff and two new physicians, is scheduled to be finished by December 2013.
- The Highland Shores Children's Aid Society will eliminate up to 20 positions due to changes in funding from the provincial government. Layoffs are expected to affect management and frontline staff.
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
- Designer Depot and Fairweathers/International Clothiers will be opening in the Pembroke Mall in 2013
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