Dentists-the ultimate tooth savers

If you help someone in need, your life is not in vain.

Superhero tasks

Tasks include diagnosing diseases, and malformations of the teeth and gums.

Another task is formulating a plan to treat patients dental problems.

Administering anesthetics to limit the amount of pain felt by patients is another one. Teaching patients proper dental hygiene is also what dentists do.

Finally, dentists also examine teeth and gums using cool x-rays, dental instruments, and other diagnostic equipment.

Working Environment

Dentists work alone most of the time, simply because they have either a small staff, they have their own business, or both.

Dentists work 4 or 5 days a week, depending on the patients needs.

It's usually an office environment.

The number of hours varies greatly among dentists. Experienced dentists often work fewer hours.

It's common among dentists to continue in part-time practice well beyond the usual retirement age.

All about the money

In Florida, dentists usually make $59,300 to $129, 690 yearly.

What it takes to be one

  • Biology, physics, math, chemistry or health classes.
  • They should major in biology or chemistry.
  • Two-year program at a community college, vocational school, technical college, university or dental school. Graduates of these programs receive either an associate degree or a certificate.
  • There also are a few programs that offer a four-year bachelor's degree in dental technology.
  • In most cases, an interested individual needs a high school diploma or its equivalent to apply to an accredited dental laboratory technology program.