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Dentists, General

Examine, diagnose, and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums. May treat diseases of nerve, pulp, and other dental tissues affecting oral hygiene and retention of teeth. May fit dental appliances or provide preventive care.

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Skills Needed

78%

Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

78%

Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

75%

Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

75%

Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

75%

Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

75%

Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

75%

Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

72%

Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.

72%

Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

72%

Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Wages

This following graph displays the lower, median and upper income potential of the job.

 
  • Lower Income Salary $63k
  • Median Income Salary$114k
  • Upper Income Salary $219k

Employment Projections for this Job

 

Education Pathway

High school courses

  • Below A rigorous high school STEM education - versus the minimum required for graduation - prepares students to come up with creative solutions to tough problems, better preparing them for college and new careers.

  • Recommended years of math:
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  • Recommended years of science:
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Degree Levels Offered

    • Advanced Pediatric Dentistry CERTG
    • Dentistry DMD

Links to Schools and Programs

Paying for school

Education by degree The following are the total graduates from all the Nevada System of Higher Education institutions in 2014-2015 school year.

  • 76

    First Professional Degree