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International journal of odontostomatology

On-line version ISSN 0718-381X

Abstract

TERADA, Andrea Sayuri Silveira Dias; DE SOUZA, Gabriela Ayres; MACHADO, Marcelo Afonso  and  DA SILVA, Ricardo Henrique Alves. Forensic Dentistry Job Market in Brazil. Int. J. Odontostomat. [online]. 2016, vol.10, n.3, pp.381-384. ISSN 0718-381X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-381X2016000300002.

Forensic Odontology is characterized by offer dental knowledge to the Justice system. The Forensic Odontologist, in Brazil, can work in civil, criminal, labor and administrative forums. This research aimed to show the professional profile in the labor market, employability, financial aspects and prospects. The predominant age group comprised from 31 to 40 year-olds and there is a balance between male and females. The Southeast region has the highest rate of professionals and experts believe that the job market is booming in areas that are promising and rewarding. Among the various fields, there is teaching and the position of Forensic Odontologist in police forces through public tenders, the main areas responsible for the increasing interest of dentists for this specialty. It was concluded that there is a heterogeneous distribution of specialists in Forensic Dentistry in the country's different regions however, the labor market appears to be thriving with some branches within the area that can be exploited by professionals.

Keywords : forensic dentistry; job market; specialization.

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