Nature of Work
Dentists diagnose and treat problems with patients’ teeth, gums, and related parts of the mouth. They provide advice and instruction on taking care of the teeth and gums and on diet choices that affect oral health.
Training, Qualifications and Advancement
Dentists must be licensed in the state(s) in which they work. Licensure requirements vary by state, although candidates usually must graduate from an accredited dental school and pass written and practical exams.
Dentists normally work in a Dentist office. Where patients will come in for oral surgeorysv or check ups.
Employment of dentists is projected to grow 18 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for dental services will increase as the population ages, cosmetic dental services become increasingly popular, and access to health insurance continues to grow.
Total, all occupations: 7%
Health diagnosing and treating practitoners: 17%
$158,310 per year
$76.11 per hour
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