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Dentists examine, diagnose, and treat illnesses, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums. They work to improve oral hygiene and help patients keep their teeth healthy. They may offer care that is preventative, reducing the likelihood of problems later.

Physical Demands   

This career requires good eyesight.


Typical Work Tasks

People who work in this career often:

Typical Working Conditions


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