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Prosthodontists - 29-1024.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Construct oral prostheses to replace missing teeth and other oral structures to correct natural and acquired deformation of mouth and jaws, to restore and maintain oral function, such as chewing and speaking, and to improve appearance.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Doctor of Dental Science, Prosthodontist
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
  • Maxillofacial Prosthodontist
  • Prosthetic Dentist
  • Prosthodontist
  • Prosthodontist, Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Prosthodontist/Educator
  • Prosthodontist/Owner
  • Prosthodontist/Restorative/Reconstructive Dentist
  • Removable Prosthodontist

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Bleach discolored teeth to brighten and whiten them.
  • Collaborate with general dentists, specialists, and other health professionals to develop solutions to dental and oral health concerns.
  • Design and fabricate dental prostheses, or supervise dental technicians and laboratory bench workers who construct the devices.
  • Fit prostheses to patients, making any necessary adjustments and modifications.
  • Measure and take impressions of patients' jaws and teeth to determine the shape and size of dental prostheses, using face bows, dental articulators, recording devices, and other materials.
  • Place veneers onto teeth to conceal defects.
  • Repair, reline, or rebase dentures.
  • Replace missing teeth and associated oral structures with permanent fixtures, such as implant-supported prostheses, crowns and bridges, or removable fixtures, such as dentures.
  • Restore function and aesthetics to traumatic injury victims, or to individuals with diseases or birth defects.
  • Treat facial pain and jaw joint problems.
  • Use bonding technology on the surface of the teeth to change tooth shape or to close gaps.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Adjust dental devices or appliances to ensure fit.
  • Adjust prostheses or other assistive devices.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Design medical devices or appliances.
  • Measure the physical or physiological attributes of patients.
  • Treat dental problems or diseases.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Dental Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Maxillofacial Prosthetist (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Oral Diagnostician (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Prosthodonist, Maxillofacial Prosthetics (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Prosthodontics (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Prosthodontist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Prosthodontist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Prosthodontist (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Prosthodontist, Area Dental Laboratory (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Prosthodontist, Dental Materials (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Prosthodontist, Maxillofacial Prosthetics (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Prosthodontist