Essay On Dentistry

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It is recommended to go to see a dentist twice a year. This causes many Americans to know what dentists do, but many do not know what it really takes to be a dentist. Dentists have many duties everyday at their job, like, filling cavities, and repairing fractured teeth, and taking x-rays of people 's jaws and teeth (Dentists). “They provide advice and instruction on taking care of the teeth and gums and on diet choices that affect oral health” (Dentists). The thought of being able to help people feel good about their teeth and themselves is what is intriguing to many people like myself. I investigated what it means to be a dentist. Some common questions about dentistry are, where to go to college and what to take there, and if there will be any place to be employed, and what is the salary and lifestyle of a dentist, and what the job is like. There are quite a few colleges to go to get a good dental degree. A couple of great places to get a degree are the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry and University of California at Los Angeles School of Dentistry (Compare). During college, undergrads will need to take pre-med courses in…show more content…
They have very flexible schedules, they normally work full time which is an 8am to 5pm work day. They very rarely have to come in on the weekends, so they get to be with their family (Dentist). They get paid very well, the average dentist gets paid $159,980 a year (Dentist). A dentist right out of college would get paid about $69,910 a year. A dentist with about 5 years experience would make about $108,360 a year. A limiting factor is all the years of college you have to attend and the cost of all the school (Dentists, General). The family life of being a dentist would be busy sometimes, but not all the time. You might not get to spend as much time with your kids, but they will be at school the same time you’re working so, normally you would get to spend the evening with them
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