DENTIST

BY: Keylee Floriano

Important things to know if you want to become a dentist.

!. Average Pay:
  • Starter wage- $97,950
  • Average wage- $141,860
  • Experienced wage- $187,200+


2. Working Conditions:


  • Most dentists work in office type buildings.


  • As a dentist you would usually work 7- 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.


  • Dentistry can be physically demanding.


  • Most dentist take 10- 20 vacation days a year.



3. Everyday work:


  • Examine teeth and gums visually with x- rays to find tooth decay and gum disease.


  • Fill cavities and do basic operations such as removing teeth.


  • Replace or rebuild broken teeth with implants.


  • Give advice on preventive dental care.


  • Supervise dental hygienist and other staff.








4. Education:


  • To become a dentist you need to attend dental school.


  • Dental school usually takes 4-8 years.


  • special class usually take 1-2 additional years to complete.

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