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Diagnose and treat problems with teeth or gums.

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Well above the statewide median
$98.42 / hour    Read more about wages


Well above statewide average
Growth rate:  7.6%    Read more about outlook


Graduate degree (any type) is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Administer anesthetics or sedatives to control pain.
  • Operate on patients to treat conditions.
  • Treat dental problems or diseases.
  • Diagnose dental conditions.
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General Dentist

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