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29-1023.00    Orthodontists

    O*NET-SOC Title     no matches
    Alternate Occupation Titles yes    3 matches
    O*NET-SOC Description yes    1 match
    Tasks yes    7 matches
    Detailed Work Activities yes    2 matches

Alternate Occupation Titles

  • Dentist
  • Dentist/Orthodontics
  • Dentofacial Orthopedics Dentist

O*NET-SOC Description

  • Examine, diagnose, and treat dental malocclusions and oral cavity anomalies. Design and fabricate appliances to realign teeth and jaws to produce and maintain normal function and to improve appearance.


  • Adjust dental appliances to produce and maintain normal function.
  • Coordinate orthodontic services with other dental and medical services.
  • Diagnose teeth and jaw or other dental-facial abnormalities.
  • Examine patients to assess abnormalities of jaw development, tooth position, and other dental-facial structures.
  • Fit dental appliances in patients' mouths to alter the position and relationship of teeth and jaws or to realign teeth.
  • Instruct dental officers and technical assistants in orthodontic procedures and techniques.
  • Study diagnostic records, such as medical or dental histories, plaster models of the teeth, photos of a patient's face and teeth, and X-rays, to develop patient treatment plans.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Adjust dental devices or appliances to ensure fit.
  • Diagnose dental conditions.