General Dentists

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Occupation Description

Dentists study, analyze, and treat illnesses, injuries, and deformities of teeth and gums. They often treat illnesses of nerve, pulp, and other dental tissues impacting oral hygiene and preservation of teeth. They often fit dental apparatus or provide preemptive care.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

93580

Job Openings By 2020

66400

Growth Rate

21.1%

Required Education

Doctoral or professional degree
Specific Programs:
Doctor of Dental Medicine

Required Work Experience

None

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth