Days and Hours Worked
- Fulltime dentists spends at least 36 hours per week.
- 7-10 hours per day,except when emergencies arise,which can lengthen the work day.
Starting Salary and Salary Range With Experience
- Starting salary per hour:$80.
- Experience per year:$187,200.
- Dentists must be licensed in all states,requirements vary by state.
- Must graduate from an accredited dental school and pass written and practical exams.
- A advanced degree from accredited dental schools.
- Needs at least a bachelor's degree before entering dental school.
- All dental schools requires applicants to completed certain required science courses,such as biology and chemistry.
- Be excellent in chemistry,biology,and mathematics.
- Take classes in local anesthesia,anatomy,periodontology,and radiology.
Positive and Negative Aspects of a Dentist
- Higher wages.
- Short hours of work per week.
- Help more people with their teeth problems.
- You'll have to work long hours when you first started out.
- You may have to be on call for dental emergencies.
- You'll have to endure the feeling of apprehension that a patient might have toward dental treatment.
One Related Career
- Optometrists examines the eyes and other parts of the visual system.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook