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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

OaSIS code 31110.02

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons perform surgery to prepare the mouth for dental implants orto aid in the regeneration of deficient bone and gum tissues.

Overview

Also known as

  • Oral and maxillofacial surgeon

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Collaborate with other professionals, such as restorative dentists and orthodontists, to plan treatment
  • Administer general and local anesthetics
  • Perform surgery to prepare the mouth for dental implants orto aid in the regeneration of deficient bone and gum tissues
  • Remove impacted, damaged, and non-restorable teeth, as well as tumors and other abnormal growths of the oral and facial regions
  • Perform surgery on the mouth and jaws to treat conditions, such as cleft lip, palate, and jaw growth problems
  • Provide emergency treatment of facial injuries including facial lacerations, intra-oral lacerations, and fractured facial bones
  • Treat infections of the oral cavity, salivary glands, jaws, and neck.

Additional information

  • Certification by the National Dental Examining Board of Canada entitles dentists or graduates of approved dental programs to practise dentistry in any province in Canada provided requirements set out by the provincial and territorial licensing authorities are met.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Denturists (32110)
  • Dental hygienists and dental therapists (32111)
  • Dental technologists and technicians (32112)
  • Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants (33100)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

3 – Health occupations

TEER

1 – Occupations usually require a university degree

Major group

31 – Professional occupations in health

Sub-major group

311 – Health treating and consultation services professionals

Minor group

3111 – Dentists, optometrists and audiologists

Unit group

31110 – Dentists

Occupational profile

31110.02 – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Applying New Knowledge
5 - Highest Level
Assisting and Caring for Others
5 - Highest Level
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance
5 - Highest Level
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
5 - Highest Level
Judging Quality
5 - Highest Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
4 - High amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
3 - More than 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
5 - Physically touching or very close

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
2 - Less than half the time
Standing
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
3 - About half the time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
5 - Every day, almost continuously
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
5 - Extremely important
Frequency
5 - Every day, almost continuously

Workplaces/employers

  • Hospitals
  • Private practice
  • Public health facilities
  • Universities

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Arm-Hand Steadiness
5 - Highest Level
Control of Settings
5 - Highest Level
Deductive Reasoning
5 - Highest Level
Finger Dexterity
5 - Highest Level
Finger-Hand-Wrist Motion
5 - Highest Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Critical Thinking
5 - Highest Level
Decision Making
5 - Highest Level
Oral Communication: Oral Comprehension
5 - Highest Level
Oral Communication: Oral Expression
5 - Highest Level
Problem Solving
5 - Highest Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Analytical Thinking
5 - Extremely important
Attention to Detail
5 - Extremely important
Concern for Others
5 - Extremely important
Independence
5 - Extremely important
Leadership
5 - Extremely important