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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