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Dentist

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Examine, diagnose, and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums. May treat diseases of nerve, pulp, and other dental tissues affecting oral hygiene and retention of teeth. May fit dental appliances or provide preventive care.

Contact Info

Center for Career Exploration and Success

45 Armstrong Center

550 E. Spring St.

Oxford, OH 45056

careercenter@MiamiOH.edu

513-529-3831

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Related Job Titles

Associate Dentist, Dentist/Owner, Family Dentist, Pediatric Dentist, Dental Surgery Doctor (DDS), Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), General Dentist, Dentist, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), General Dentist/Owner

Facts and Stats

Your career outlook is looking good – just like these stats.

O*NET Code: 29-1021.00

O*NET Summary
  • $158,940 Median wages (annual)

    2020

  • 4,200 Projected job openings

    2019–2029

  • 3-4% Projected growth (average)

    2019-2029

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What you Need to Know

  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  • Psychology — Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

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