By: Kayla Watts

Dentist Overview

Dentist examine, diagnose, and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums.


They promote oral health and disease prevention. Creating treatment plans to maintain or restore the oral health of their patients.

Pros and Cons

The pros are you are helping people. Another pro is it pays a pretty good amount of money. The cons are you have to at least take 8 years of college. Another con is you are in charge of someone's health, so you can't mess up.



Annual: $149,540

Hourly: $71.90


Annual: $180,779

Hourly: $86.91


You need a Docteral Degree.

1- University of California (UCLA)

2- University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)

3- University of Michigan


Mouth Mirror- Lets the dentist see inside the mouth.

Probe- It measures pocket depth around a tooth in order to establish the state of health.

Saliva Ejector- It uses a low volume of suction to remove saliva from the mouth during procedures.


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