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Examine, diagnose, and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums. May treat diseases of nerve, pulp, and other dental tissues affecting oral hygiene and retention of teeth. May fit dental appliances or provide preventive care.


  • About 3 out of 4 dentists are solo practitioners.
  • Dentists must graduate from an accredited dental school and pass written and practical examinations; competition for admission to dental school is keen.
  • Faster than average employment growth is projected.
  • Job prospects should be good, reflecting the need to replace the large number of dentists expected to retire.


Personality I'm a problem solver
Salary $142,740/yr ($71.37/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Doctor or Professional degree