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Examine, diagnose, and treat dental malocclusions and oral cavity anomalies. Design and fabricate appliances to realign teeth and jaws to produce and maintain normal function and to improve appearance.


  • 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 $150,000/yr ($75.00/hr)
Job Outlook Below Average
Education Doctor or Professional degree