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Transcript of DENTIST
Responsible for supervising staff
Most dentists work from 8 to 10 hours, 5 days a week
Most dentists can take about 10 to 20 vacation days a year
Can be physically demanding
May experience neck and back
strain when performing long
A great deal of concentration is required
Reason for choosing this career
Sample Career Path
Growing up I've always wanted to be a dentist
This research will help me know more about being a dentist
Can help me prepare for the future
I feel like this career is the most suitable for me, not only because I want to be one but because I have some skills that are needed for this job
It would feel nice to know that I am helping out a lot of people
Dentists maintain and improve the appearance of patients' teeth
Dentists also fill in cavities, rebuild broken teeth, replace missing teeth with dentures and/or carry out basic operations
Much of dentists' work involves improving the shape, colour and alignment of patients' teeth.
Attend dental school
Applicants to dental school must usually complete to 1 to 4 years of university level pre-dental courses.
Dental schools require applicants to have taken courses in certain areas of study, such as chemistry, biology, physics, math and English.
Teaching and training
Completing paper work
Organizing people and physical resources
Concern for people's well beings
Able to calm people who are scared or in pain
In control or focused even when tired
Sample Career Path
$60,100 - $90,000
• Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree
• Licensed by province or territory
Doing routine check-ups on patients; educating patients about proper dental hygiene; filling cavities and performing other basic dental procedures.
$80,000 to $200,000 a year
Several years of experience as a practicing dentist
• Ownership in a dental practice
Doing routine check-ups on patients; educating patients about proper dental hygiene; filling cavities and performing other basic dental procedures; managing the office.
A dentist with an established practice can generate $124,100 a year
$100,000 to $300,000 a year or more
Further training in your area of expertise
Performing specialized and complicated dental procedures and operations.
A dentist in general practice can earn anywhere around $60,100
Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry (ACFD) :
The ACFD is an organization that strives to keep its Members informed of issues regarding University-based dental education and promotes communication between its Members.
Canadian Dental Association:
The national voice for dentistry, dedicated to the advancement and leadership of a unified profession and to the promotion of optimal oral health.