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DENTIST: Proving Good Oral Health

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Richie is a Dentist and current resident at UCSF. Richie discusses why he became a Dentist, which he decided when he was only 12 years old. Richie talks about what he does on a day to day basis, his career path and what he wished he knew.

School: University of California San Francisco
Degree: Dentistry
Job Title: Dentist

Job Summary: Dentists, General

Job Description

Dentists diagnose and treat problems with a patient's teeth, gums, and other parts of the mouth. They provide advice and instruction on taking care of teeth and gums and on diet choices that affect oral health.

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Residency

Additional Info

Dentists must be licensed in all states; requirements vary by state. In most states, a license requires a degree from an accredited dental school and passing a written and practical exam.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$70,000 - $170,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Hospital / Clinic, Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Leadership ability, Verbal communication skills, Hand-eye coordination, Likes working with hands, People skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Doctorate
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