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Something to Smile About
Careers in the Dental Profession
D E N T I S T R Y
Join one of the most respected professions in the country?
Provide a needed health service?
Use artistic talent as well as scientific knowledge?
Create healthy smiles?
Own your own business?
Would you like an opportunity to:
Dentistry offers many rewarding career options
combining science and technology with helping
people enhance and maintain their oral health.
Tomorrow’s dentists will be on the cutting edge
of advanced technology, making the practice of
dentistry even more challenging and rewarding.
The information in this brochure will acquaint you
with a variety of career options dentistry has to
offer. You’ll discover why dentistry is truly a
Dentistry—A Unique Opportunity
SERVICE TO OTHERS: Dentists help people
maintain and improve their oral health, quality of
life and appearance. Dentists receive a great deal
of personal satisfaction by providing an essential
community health service, by educating future
dentists and by doing valuable research. Dentists
treat everyone — the healthy, the ill, the young,
the elderly, the disadvantaged and those with
BALANCED LIFESTYLE: Dentistry is an
appealing career because it offers the flexibility to
balance a professional life and personal goals.
SELF-EMPLOYMENT: Dentistry affords the
opportunity to be one’s own boss and own a
dental practice. As independent entrepreneurs,
dentists set and maintain their own regular hours.
EARNING POTENTIAL/DEMAND: A dentist’s
average income is in the highest 5% of U.S.
family income, according to the U.S. Census
Bureau. The demand for dental care is projected
to grow. As baby boomers age, they will continue
to need preventive s