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Dentists

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ulysses salcido

on 13 September 2013

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The yearly average earnings for a dentist is about $84,000-$200,000.Earnings vary according to number of years in practice, location, hours worked, and specialty
By Ulysses Salcido
Dentistry
What is the primary goal of this profession?
The primary goal for this profession is to help patients maintain good dental health throughout their lifetime.
What is the primary goal for this profession?
What type of education or experience is needed to work in this profession?
What about this profession interests you?
Being able to help people maintain a good and healthy smile.
In the old days when dentures weren't invented yet, dentists would do a quick surgery in implanting teeth in the mouth of a person. The teeth came from dead people.
The primary goal for this profession is to help patients maintain good dental health throughout their lifetime.
Dentists must be licensed in all states; requirements vary by state. To qualify for a license in most states, applicants must graduate from an accredited dental school and pass written and practical exams
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May require 2-4 years of experience and are familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Dentists diagnose and treat problems with teeth and tissues in the mouth, along with giving advice, administering care to help prevent future problems and instruct on taking care of teeth and gums and on diet choices that affect oral health.
Dentists typically do the following:

*Remove decay from teeth and fill cavities
*Repair cracked or fractured teeth and remove teeth
*Straighten teeth to correct bite issues
*Place sealants or whitening agents on teeth
*Give anesthetics to keep patients from feeling pain during procedures
*Write prescriptions for antibiotics or other medications
*Examine x rays of teeth, gums, the jaw, and nearby areas for problems
*Make models and measurements for dental appliances, such as dentures, to fit patients
*Teach patients about diet, flossing, use of fluoride, and other aspects of dental care
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dentists.htm#tab-2
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