They perform a wide variety of dental tasks, such as: Fill cavities, Pull teeth, Repair cracked or fractured teeth, Replace missing teeth, try to prevent dental disease.
Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Work Conditions, Hours/Travel, Work Performance
Wages are greater than $187,200/year.
Preparation and/or training
Have a high school diploma or equivalent, complete at least two years of college, take science courses in college, graduate from dental school; and, pass a state exam to get a license.
5 Important Skills and Abilities
Communicate, reason and problem solve, work with people, use math and science, and perceive and visualize.
Recommended Core Classes and Electives
Core classes would be Entrepreneurship, and Introduction to Business. Electives would be nursing, safety and first aid.
Getting Braces Installed - The First Visit - from Jacksonville University School of Orthodontics