Dentist

Jamal Risase

Recomended classes

  • Medicine and Dentistry: Injuries and illnesses and plans for treatment.
  • Customer and Personal Service: Providing special services to customers based on their needs.
  • English Language: The meaning and use of the English language.
  • Biology: Cells, plants, and animals and how they function.
  • Psychology: People, their actions, and mental processes and how to treat problems.
  • Administration and Management: How to run a business or group.
  • Personnel and Human Resources: The policies to hire and retain employees.
  • Chemistry: The properties of substances and the changes that occur when they interact.
  • Education and Training: The methods of teaching and learning.
  • Economics and Accounting: Banking and business.

Daily Activities.

work on teeth

Working Conditions

  • Have a high level of social contact. Dentists work constantly with patients or coworkers.
  • Are exposed on a daily basis to the diseases and infections carried by patients.
  • Must fully complete and be exact in their work. Any errors could cause their patients to experience pain.
  • May work 40 hours a week. Some work more, especially dentists starting new practices.

Yearly Wadges

in Missouri, dentists earn a median wage of $161,080 - more than $187,200 per year.

Preperation

To work as a dentist, you typically need to:

  • 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.

skills and abilitys

Communicate

  • Speak clearly so listeners can understand.
  • Understand spoken information.
  • Listen to others and ask questions.
  • Understand written information.
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