What Does A Dentist Do?

A dentist diagnoses and treats problems with the teeth and gums. They also work with patients to prevent future problems.

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How Do I Become A Dentist?

A four-year degree from a dental school is required to obtain these positions. A student typically must first have a four-year bachelor’s degree just to enroll in dental school. That’s 8 years of college!

What is the Average Salary For A Dentist?

High – 230,000
Median – 140,000
Low – 52,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Dentist?

  • Science – As much as possible, including biology, chemistry, and psychology!
  • Math – As much as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication

What Is The Work Environment For A Dentist?

You’ll find dentists in dental offices – surprise! 😉

What Is The Future Outlook For A Dentist?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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