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ActivitiesDiagnose and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums and related oral structures. May treat diseases of nerve, pulp, and other dental tissues.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$146,920 per year in 2010

Work Context & ConditionsMost dentists work 4 or 5 days a week and are "solo practitioners.". Some work evenings and weekends to meet their patients’ needs. Most full-time dentists work between 35 and 40 hours a week, but others work more.

Minimum Education RequirementsD.D.S. or D.M.D.

SkillsPersuasion, Monitoring, Critical Thinking, Instructing, Management of Material Resources, Active Listening, Service Orientation, Equipment Selection, Time Management, Troubleshooting, Active Learning, Complex Problem Solving, Judgment and Decision Making, Coordination, Reading Comprehension, Speaking, Science

AbilitiesOral Expression, Control Precision, Speech Recognition, Deductive Reasoning, Problem Sensitivity, Near Vision, Speech Clarity, Inductive Reasoning, Oral Comprehension

InterviewsIlias Alevizos
Jennifer Cyriaque
Stephen Sterlitz
James Tynecki
     
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