• Dentists
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 163,000
    $96,660 range bar $366,750
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Dentists diagnose and treat problems of teeth, gums, and other parts of the mouth. They provide advice and instruction on taking care of teeth and gums and on other issues that affect oral health.

What do they typically do

  • Administer anesthetics to keep patients from feeling pain during procedures
  • Remove decay from teeth and fill cavities
  • Make models and measurements for dental appliances, such as dentures, to fit patients
  • Place sealants or whitening agents on teeth
  • Examine x-rays of teeth, gums, the jaw, and nearby areas for problems
  • Straighten teeth to correct bite issues
  • Write prescriptions for antibiotics or other medications
  • Repair cracked or fractured teeth and remove teeth

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.5%
Job Opening 200

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