Become a General Dentist

Dentist Job Description

Dentists are healthcare professionals who provide preventive and restorative treatments for problems that affect the mouth and teeth. Most dentist start their own business or can join a team with a decent salary of $200,000. It requires a college education of 4 years with some exceptions, as well as good communication skills not only just to the patient but to your assistant as well.

Becoming a dentist requires many responsibilities such as educating your patient on oral healthcare, maintaining patients dental records, and managing budgets and maintaining stocks of equipment. If you start up your own business you must be willing to work above 40 hours a week to get your business up and running.


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UNT has a great dental school for beginners


1. How safe are the x-rays?

Exposure to all sources of radiation, including the sun, minerals in the soil, appliances in your home, and dental X-rays, can damage the body's tissues and cells and can lead to the development of cancer in sometimes. Fortunately, the dose of radiation you are exposed to during the taking of X-rays is extremely small.


A dancing dentist made a terrible misstep when the inch-long drill bit he was using punctured a patient's sinus cavity and ended up near her eye socket, the woman claims in a lawsuit.