Dentistry Careers

Careers in Dentistry and more.

Become a Dentist

Dentist

Alternate Career Titles: Doctor of Dental Medicine

Career Overview: Dentists assess, diagnose and treat problems patients are having with their oral health

Career Salary Range: $67,660 to $208,000

Required Minimum Degree/License: Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree

Become a Dentist

Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant

Alternate Career Titles: Registered Dental Assistant (RDA), Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)

Career Overview: Dental Assistants assist Dentists in performing basic clerical tasks and offer patient care support

Career Salary Range: $26,170 to $53,130

Required Minimum Degree/License: Certification

Become a Dental Assistant

Become a Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist

Alternate Career Titles: Oral Hygienist, Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Career Overview: Dental Hygienists clean teeth, examine patients for signs of oral diseases, provide other preventive dental care and educate patients on good practices

Career Salary Range: $57,790 to $100,170

Required Minimum Degree/License: Associate’s Degree and State Licensure

Become a Dental Hygienist

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Alternate Career Titles: Oral Surgeon, Oral and Maxillofacial Dental Specialist

Career Overview: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons perform evaluations and surgeries pertaining to the jaw, mouth, face and neck

Career Salary Range: $68,070 to $300,000

Required Minimum Degree/License: Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree (DDS)

Become an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Orthodontist

Orthodontist

Alternate Career Titles: Orthodontic Specialist

Career Overview: Orthodontists help patient straighten their teeth or correct jaw and alignment issues

Career Salary Range: $112,679 and $171,877

Required Minimum Degree/License: Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree

Become an Orthodontist

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