Careers in Dentistry

Summer Scott

Dentist

Examine, diagnose, and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums. May treat diseases of nerve, pulp, and other dental tissues affecting oral hygiene and retention of teeth. May fit dental appliances or provide preventive care.


Education : MD


Salary : $ 145,240

Dental Assistant

Assist dentists, help set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records.


Education : Associates degree


Salary : $ 34,500

Periodontist

Examine, diagnose, treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of gums. May treat diseases of nerve, pulp and other dental issues affecting oral hygiene and retention of teeth.


Education : MD


Salary : $145,200