Such dental surgeons, whether working as independent professionals or employees, on their own or in teams, can be expected to: a) diagnose existing oral/dental problems; define and implement treatment programs compatible with patients’ socioeconomic means and general health; and refer them when necessary to a specialist for examination or treatment; b) use systems to rationalize their work that allow greater productivity while not adversely affecting quality; c) educate patients and the community with a view to maintaining and improving oral health and applying preventive methods both individually and collectively; and d) identify emergency situations, carrying out procedures and taking measures required to provide an emergency medical service. They will also be able to work as university lecturers.