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Most professionals graduated from a dental school are Dentists, and this career usually takes a minimum of 8 years of study beyond school. The demand job is expected to grow slowly than the average, and job offers are a result of the need to be replaced by the large group of dentists expected to retire.


    Among the work Dentists must develop are to diagnose, prevent and treat problems with the teeth and mouth. Typically, they are prepared for removing decay, filling cavities, examining x-rays, protecting the teeth of children with plastic sealant, straightening and repairing fractured teeth.

    They also perform corrective surgery of the gums and the bones of support for the treatment of gum disease. Dentist can extract teeth in order to make measurements and models of dentures to replace them. Part of their job is also to provides instruction on diet, brushing, flossing, use of fluoride, and other aspects of dental care. Sometimes, they have to administer anaesthetics and write prescriptions for antibiotics and other medicines.


    Dental equipment The Dentists use a variety of equipment starting with x-ray machines, drills, and many other tools such as mouth mirrors, probes, pliers, brushes, and scalpels. They wear masks, gloves and safety glasses to protect themselves and their patients of infectious diseases.


    The Dentists in private practice can also develop a variety of administrative tasks including the purchase of books, equipment and supplies. They can employ and supervise the dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental laboratory technicians, and receptionists.

    Most dentists are general practitioners, handling a variety of dental needs.


    Other dentists still in the practice of any of nine specialty areas.

       Orthodontists, the largest group of specialists, straighten teeth by applying pressure to the teeth with braces or retainers.
       Oral and maxillofacial surgeons, works in the mouth and jaws.
       Dentists pediatric (focusing on dentistry for children).
       Periodontists (treatment of gums and the bone that holds the teeth).
       Prosthodontists (replacing missing teeth with permanent fixtures, such as crowns and bridges, removable or fixed installations, such as dentures).
       Endodontists (root canal therapy conduct).
       Dentists in public health (promoting good dental health and the prevention of dental disease in the community).
       Patólogos oral (the study of oral diseases), or oral and radiologists.
       Maxillofacial (diagnosis of disease in the head and neck through the use of the imaging technologies).


    Dentist Most dentists work 4 or 5 days a week, and sometimes evenings and weekends to attend to their patients. Full-time dentists work between 35 and 40 hours a week. The experienced Dentists usually work fewer hours. A significant number continue to work part-time in practice far beyond the normal retirement age.

    Most dentists are solo practitioners, which means that they own their own business and working alone or with a small staff. Some dentists have partners, and some worked for other dentists partners such as dentists.


    The median annual income of dentists was $123210 in 2002. The amount varies depending on the number of years in practice, location, hours worked, and specialty.

    In 2002, there were 153,000 jobs for Dentists. Approximately 2 to 5 dentists were self-employed. Almost all dentists working in private practice. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), approximately 80% of dentists in private practice are by their own; while the 13% belong to an association. And, just a small number of dentists are working in hospitals and medical offices.