2017 Dentists
Median Pay: US$158,310
Entry Level: Doctoral or professional degree
Summary
Dentists diagnose and treat problems with patients' teeth, gums, and related parts of the mouth. They provide advice and instruction on taking care of the teeth and gums and on diet choices that affect oral health.
Duties

Dentists typically do the following:

  • Remove decay from teeth and fill cavities
  • Repair cracked or fractured teeth and remove teeth
  • Place sealants or whitening agents on teeth
  • Administer anesthetics to keep patients from feeling pain during procedures
  • Prescribe antibiotics or other medications
  • Examine x rays of teeth, gums, the jaw, and nearby areas in order to diagnose problems
  • Make models and measurements for dental appliances, such as dentures, to fit patients
  • Teach patients about diets, flossing, the use of fluoride, and other aspects of dental care

Dentists use a variety of equipment, including x-ray machines, drills, mouth mirrors, probes, forceps, brushes, and scalpels. They also use lasers, digital scanners, and other computer technologies, such as digital dentistry.

In addition, dentists in private practice oversee a variety of administrative tasks, including bookkeeping and buying equipment and supplies. They employ and supervise dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental laboratory technicians, and receptionists.

Most dentists are general practitioners and handle a variety of dental needs. Other dentists practice in 1 of 9 specialty areas:

Dental public health specialists promote good dental health and the prevention of dental diseases in specific communities.

Endodontists perform root-canal therapy, by which they remove the nerves and blood supply from injured or infected teeth.

Oral and maxillofacial radiologists diagnose diseases in the head and neck through the use of imaging technologies.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons operate on the mouth, jaws, teeth, gums, neck, and head, performing procedures such as surgically repairing a cleft lip and palate or removing impacted teeth.

Oral pathologists diagnose conditions in the mouth, such as bumps or ulcers, and oral diseases, such as cancer.

Orthodontists straighten teeth by applying pressure to the teeth with braces or other appliances.

Pediatric dentists focus on dentistry for children and special-needs patients.

Periodontists treat the gums and bone supporting the teeth.

Prosthodontists replace missing teeth with permanent fixtures, such as crowns and bridges, or with removable fixtures, such as dentures.

Dentist

Type: Part Time
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Clinical Reviewer

Type: Part Time
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Clinical Reviewer - Orthodontist

Type: Part Time
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Periodontist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Dental Assistant

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Associate Dentist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Marketing Associate or Intern

Type: Internship
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Dental Assistant - Part Time

Type: Part Time
Blue Cloud Pediatric Surgery Centers, LLC is very excited about our brand new state of the art children's surgery center located in Orlando, Florida! We are seeking a Part Time Dental Assistant with a passion for serving pediatric patients as well as special needs patients (both children and...
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Dental Assistant

Type: Part Time
Blue Cloud Pediatric Surgery Centers, LLC is very excited about our brand new state of the art children's surgery center located in Orlando, Florida! We are seeking a Part Time Dental Assistant with a passion for serving pediatric patients as well as special needs patients (both children and...
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Part Time Bilingual Dental Assistant (20 hours/week)

Type: Part Time
**Must be bilingual in English and Spanish**This job exists to: Performs those duties to assist the Dental Director, Dental Operations Manager, Dentists, and Hygienists in the care and treatment of patients including proficiency with amalgam and resin restorations. Performs reception, chair-side...
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DENTAL ASSISTANT

Type: Part Time
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Physician - .15 @ South Bend Community Re-Entry

Type: Part Time
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Associate Dentist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Dentist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
@@@@New graduates or residents-will pay your student loan payments monthly for the term of your contract!!@@@@@@Quality Genral Dentist Associate Position Available: Prattville Alabama-Highquality dental practice located in the most desirable suburb of Montgomery islooking for an associate to begin...
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Dentist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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DENTIST

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Dental Assistant

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Dental Assistant (Per Diem)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.EEO/AA/...
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Associate General Dentists

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Dentist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
COMPANY OVERVIEWAdventure Dental, Vision and Orthodontics is part of the Hero Practice Management group. Hero is a practice management company focused on delivering the systems, processes, and people needed to efficiently deliver quality dental, vision and orthodontic care to children in...
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