Dentist

"Got a tooth ache" ~ By: Zoe Bergman 2nd hr

Basic Information

  • A dentist helps patients to maintain healthy teeth and gums by teaching them how to properly brush and floss their teeth
  • After you get your 4 year bachelor's degree you have to go to dental school for another 4 years to become a dentist
  • Job seekers will face competition for position openings
  • Dentists usually work 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday
  • Dentists work in offices with dental tools and equipment
  • Many dentists are self-employed or form partnerships with other dentists.
  • Most employers offer excellent fringe benefits such as paid vacation
  • In Wisconsin you can expect to be payed $46,800 to $166,400+
  • It is difficult for dentists to treat patients who are afraid and/or in pain.
  • Dentists enjoy educating their patients to properly care for their teeth and gums.

Pros/Cons

Pros-


  • Dentists get payed vacation this is a pro because you're technically getting paid to be on vacation
  • Dentists are generally highly trusted and respected, this is a con because no body wants to get treated badly / disrespected
  • You can choose your hours, this is a pro because they don't set the hours for you and if you want to sleep than you can go to work later
Cons-



  • To become a dentist you have to go to college for 4 years and earn your bachelor's degree plus 4 more years of dental school, this is a con because after you finish college no one wants to go back to school, they want to start working
  • Job seekers will face competition for position openings this is a con because it is hard to get into this industry with this much competition
  • There are only 11 colleges that you can go to, this is a con because then you might have to pay outastate tuition and other fees

Helpful High School Courses

Advanced high school classes that will help prepare students for college include


  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Foreign Language (minimum of two years)
  • Statistics and Probability.

Helpful College Courses

Some training classes you might take are

  • Craniofacial Function
  • Crown and Bridge
  • Dental Anatomy and Occlusion
  • Endodontics
  • Esthetic Dentistry
  • Ethics and Jurisprudence
  • Geriatric Dentistry
  • Microbiology and Oral Health Promotion
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Nutrition
  • Operative Dentistry
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontology
  • Practice Management
  • Removable Prosthodontics

3 Colleges

Associates

American Dental Association

American Dental Association

211 East Chicago Ave.

Chicago, IL 60611-2678

312-440-2806

http://www.ada.org/en/

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)

Headquarters Office

560 W. Lake St., Sixth Floor,

Chicago, IL 60661-6600

Telephone: 888.AGD.DENT (888.243.3368)

Fax: 312.335.3443

http://www.agd.org/about-us.aspx

Job advertisement

When your at the dentist, what's going through your mind? You may be thinking "man I wish I wasn't here", or you might be thinking " man being a dentist would be kind of fun don't you think?" or maybe wondering " what does a dentist even do?" A dentist helps patients to maintain healthy teeth and gums by teaching them how to properly brush and floss their teeth. They also protect patients' teeth by administering fluoride treatments and applying tooth sealants. It's ideal for you to graduate from a four-year bachelor's degree program. Many bachelor's degree programs are acceptable preparation for admission into dental school.The job can be very rewarding when you help to overcome the fears of patients toward dental care professionals. If you like to earn a lot of money, then we got you covered, a lot of dentist them selves said that they like the high income of the job. Most people like competition, if so this job is for you, please call 1-800- Iwantthejobnow for more information.

Sources

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