Dentist Jobs

Dentist Job Overview

Dentists provide a range of services that support oral hygiene and health. In addition to performing regular checkups, they look for signs of oral cancer, gum disease, and other concerns that can affect a person's long-term health. Some dentists choose to specialize in niche areas of the field. Specialists include:

  • Oral Pathologists who diagnose a range of health concerns for all parts of the mouth
  • Periodontists who diagnose and treat mouth and face ailments
  • Orthodontists who correct teeth and jaw alignment
  • Endodontists who perform root canals and similar procedures
  • Prosthodontists who use prosthetic devices such as crowns and dentures

People who excel at dentistry often have an interest in preventative medicine. They may establish their own practices or work with groups of other dental professionals.

Dentist Job Education Requirements

Students interested in becoming dentists must first pass the Dental Admission Test. They can then earn Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degrees. These degrees are typically earned after completing a bachelor's of science or bachelor's of arts degree.

The DDS degree requires four years of study. The first two years of the program focus on classroom and lab instruction. Students learn information similar to what medical students study, including anatomy. They may also take courses in dental treatment and diagnosing oral diseases. The second half of the program lets students develop skills through rotation externships. This usually involves working under close supervision at a clinic.

Students who wish to specialize in areas such as pediatric dentistry or maxillofacial surgery need to complete postgraduate programs that can last anywhere between two and six years.

Those who do not want to spend this much time in school may wish to become dental nurses or dental hygienists who assist during cleanings, surgeries, and other procedures.

Dentist Job Market

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 146,800 dentists working in the United States in 2012. The number of positions is expected to grow by 16 percent (23,300 jobs) by 2022. This growth is faster than average.

Dentist Job Salary Information

In 2012, the median salary for dentists was $149,310 per year. Even dentists in the lower 10 percent of earners made over $72,000 in 2013. Dentists who work in certain states tend to make more money than those working in others. The states with the highest mean salaries for dentists include:

  • New Hampshire ($229,040)
  • Delaware ($226,910)
  • Vermont ($215,410)
  • North Dakota ($208,960)
  • Alaska ($208,650)
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CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Dentist Greensboro, PA Full-Time $80,000 - $100,000 Apply Apply Dentist Greensboro, PA Full-Time $80,000 - $100,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Dentist with 1-3 years of general dentistry experience, please read on! Top Reasons to Work with Us 1. Competitive pay + company paid health, denta...
Access Dental San Antonio, TX
Description Associated Dentist needed. Great staff and NEW facilities. Immediate and future full time and P/T position available. Competitive compensation. Please call for more information on specific locations. We are a growing dental practice with a mission of providing high quality dental care to underserved communities. All candidates must have a degree in dentistry from an accredited dental ...
We are looking for experienced dentists who demonstrate clinical excellence by ensuring that every patient receives a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan. We are in search of consummate dental professionals who can provide clinical support and leadership in the practice. Successful dentists in our offices possess strong communication skills and can work side by side with other dental speci...
We are looking for experienced dentists who demonstrate clinical excellence by ensuring that every patient receives a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan. We are in search of consummate dental professionals who can provide clinical support and leadership in the practice. Successful dentists in our offices possess strong communication skills and can work side by side with other dental speci...
Rodek Dental Arts Elkton, MD
Company DescriptionAt Rodek Dental Arts we are proud to offer competitive base salary % that is above industry standards. You will not only be advancing your career, but also joining a family of dental medicine doctors committed to the health of local families in our community. -401k and Health Plan -Great Work Life Balance (9-5 Schedule) -Half Day Fridays! -Quarterly Bonus!Job DescriptionJOB DESC...
DDS Resources Albany, GA
Two Opportunities; Both are located in Southwest Georgia less than an hour from the gulf shore beaches of Panama City, FL One position is to be an associate for a couple of years and then be able to buy the practice that has 8 chairs and another dentist currently and the other to be solo dentist in a practice that has 5 chairs and also will be for sale in the future. The current dentist that owns...
Position Summary Diagnoses and treats diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums, and related oral structures for adults, teenagers and cooperative children. Examines patient to determine nature of condition utilizing dental radiographs, dental instruments, and other diagnostic procedures. Essential Functions of the Job · Coordinates the preparation of reports and written documenta...
Chicago Illinois Dentist Job Description New dentist job for an experienced dentist (1 year minimum) to join a very nice FFS and major insurance practice. The dentist needs to have strong general dentistry skills and not afraid to be busy as the practice is a large office. Please email your resume to jobs @usdentistjobs.com and state the best time to call you for immediate consideration....
Valparaiso IN Dentist Job Description Excellent opportunity south of Chicago in the city of Valparaiso Indiana for a general dentist. Dental practice is very productive and needs a general dentist that is independent to join a great team. Excellent financial opportunity with great benefits package. Valparaiso Indiana is located in northeast Indiana and has a population of 31,700 people. To ap...
Griffith IN Dentist Job Description Large family practice has an immediate need for an associate dentist to start immediately. Caseload is a mix of adults and children Qualifications: •Degree from accredited dental school •Current dental license in Indiana •Excellent communication and interpersonal skills •Ability to work well independently and with others in fast-paced environment Compet...
. We believe in hiring the finest talent available to take care of patients while we take care of business. We're continually growing and currently hiring for general dentists in our practices. If you are interested in a satisfying career that is rewarding personally, professionally and financially, we invite you to explore employment opportunities with us. Duties and Responsibilities Perform Ge...
We believe in hiring the finest talent available to take care of patients while we take care of business. We're continually growing and currently hiring for general dentists in our Florida practices. If you are interested in a satisfying career that is rewarding personally, professionally and financially, we invite you to explore employment opportunities with us. Duties and Responsibilities Perfo...
We believe in hiring the finest talent available to take care of patients while we take care of business. We're continually growing and currently hiring for general dentists in our Florida practices. If you are interested in a satisfying career that is rewarding personally, professionally and financially, we invite you to explore employment opportunities with us. Duties and Responsibilities Perfo...
We believe in hiring the finest talent available to take care of patients while we take care of business. We're continually growing and currently hiring for general dentists in our practices. If you are interested in a satisfying career that is rewarding personally, professionally and financially, we invite you to explore employment opportunities with us. Duties and Responsibilities Perform Gene...
We believe in hiring the finest talent available to take care of patients while we take care of business. We're continually growing and currently hiring for general dentists in our Georgia practices. If you are interested in a satisfying career that is rewarding personally, professionally and financially, we invite you to explore employment opportunities with us. Duties and Responsibilities Perfo...
We believe in hiring the finest talent available to take care of patients while we take care of business. We're continually growing and currently hiring for general dentists in our practices. If you are interested in a satisfying career that is rewarding personally, professionally and financially, we invite you to explore employment opportunities with us. Duties and Responsibilities Perform Gene...
. We believe in hiring the finest talent available to take care of patients while we take care of business. We're continually growing and currently hiring for general dentists in our practices. If you are interested in a satisfying career that is rewarding personally, professionally and financially, we invite you to explore employment opportunities with us. Duties and Responsibilities Perform Ge...
We believe in hiring the finest talent available to take care of patients while we take care of business. We're continually growing and currently hiring for general dentists in our practices. If you are interested in a satisfying career that is rewarding personally, professionally and financially, we invite you to explore employment opportunities with us. Duties and Responsibilities Perform Gene...
We believe in hiring the finest talent available to take care of patients while we take care of business. We're continually growing and currently hiring for general dentists in our Florida practices. If you are interested in a satisfying career that is rewarding personally, professionally and financially, we invite you to explore employment opportunities with us. Duties and Responsibilities Perfo...
We believe in hiring the finest talent available to take care of patients while we take care of business. We're continually growing and currently hiring for general dentists in our Florida practices. If you are interested in a satisfying career that is rewarding personally, professionally and financially, we invite you to explore employment opportunities with us. Duties and Responsibilities Perfo...

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