Seven Differents Jobs in Dental Occupations

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“Every tooth in a man’s head is more valuable than a diamond,” (Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, 1605). Living by this philosophy, I’ve decided that I want to become a dentist. When I made this decision, I knew absolutely nothing about what it was like to be a dentist, and the numerous jobs I could do as one. I thought that every dentist did the same thing, but boy was I wrong. Over the fifteen plus hours I spent shadowing my mentor, Dr. Victor Nitu, I learnt a lot of new stuff that has helped me narrow down what exactly I want to do as a dentist in the future. There are seven possible jobs I will be covering, and each entail a different pay, amount of schooling needed, and job responsibilities. A general practitioner/general dentist, is…show more content…
An Endodontist, who has experience treating a wider range of tooth problems, may be better able to recommend the best treatment than a general dentist” (“What Is an Endodontist?” 2014). The average amount an Endodontist is projected to make is $249,000 per year (“Endodontist Salary,” 2014). The amount they make makes sense to me considering the fact that they are specialists at what they do. The job of an Endodontist can be really repetitive also because a good 90% of your day will more likely be spent doing root canals. I believe that this job will get very boring and taxing on the body because of the amount of repetition involved. “A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants,” (“What is a Periodontist?” 2014). Because they have specialized in this area, they know the latest technology to use, latest technique to do, and they can easily diagnose a patient dealing with their area of specialty faster than a general dentist can. They tend to treat really serious cases like that of someone with an intense medical history, and that of severe gum diseases. To become a periodontist, one must first go to dental school, and then afterwards go to a three years periodontics specialty program/school. After about 11 years of schooling, the average periodontist ends up making about $249,000 (Periodontist Salary. 2014). I think that they deserve this amount of money that

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