The PathMatch Guide to

Dentistry

A Day in the Life

Dentists are doctors who focus on oral health, which means that they focus on the mouth, teeth, and gums. Dentists diagnose and treat problems within the mouth; this can include removing decay, filling cavities, and repairing problems with teeth. They also give patients advice on how to better take care of their mouth and teeth.

Work Responsibilities

Skills You'll Need

  • Dexterity/fine motor skills
  • Good eyesight 
  • Ability to concentrate over long periods of time 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Ability to use dentistry equipment

Industries You'll Work In

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The Network You'd Build

Here are a few real-word examples of jobs and people working in this industry right now.

Example Jobs

Real World Professionals

Growth Path

  1. Dental Hygienist
  2. Dentist
  3. Senior Dentist
  4. Partner
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Demand for Talent

  • Dentistry as an occupation is projected to grow fast
  • Demand for dental services increases as the population grows and ages, so more job opportunities will continue to open up
  • Dentistry is vital to health care, so the demand for dentists will never decrease 

Compensation

$70K-$120K
Dental Hygienist
$107K-$208K
Dentist
$190K+
Senior Dentist
$250K+
Partner

Teams You'll Work With

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Work/Life Balance Score

Work/life balance is when someone equally prioritizes their career and their personal life. This balance can vary greatly from one career to the next.

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Job Stability Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.

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Prestige Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.

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