Dental Practitioners

Dental practitioners diagnose dental and oral diseases, injuries and disorders, prescribe and administer treatment, recommend preventative action and, where necessary, refer the patient to a specialist.


New workers
£ 20,955
£ 46,386
£ 103,951

Available jobs

In the past year there were 19,796 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Prepares and delivers lectures, undertakes research, and conducts and participates in clinical trials.

  • Maintains patients.

  • Refers patient to specialist, where necessary.

  • Educates patients on oral health care.

  • Supervises patient.

  • Constructs and fits braces, inlays, dentures and other appliances.

  • Carries out clinical treatments, restores teeth affected by decay etc., treats gum disease and other disorders.

  • Administers local anaesthetics.

  • Assesses and recommends treatment options to patients.

  • Examines patient.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Surgery

  • Dentistry

  • Orthodontics

  • Endodontics

  • Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Dental Surgery

  • Marketing

  • Clinical Governance

  • Sedation

  • Dental Care

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communications

  • Mentorship

  • Management

  • Teaching

  • Training And Development

  • Enthusiasm

  • Leadership

  • Research

  • Ethical Standards And Conduct

  • Planning

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.