Dentists, All Other Specialists

General Information

Description

All dentists not listed separately.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Self-employed57.31%
  2. Private, for profit33.12%
  3. Private, not for profit4.58%
  4. Federal government2.78%
  5. State and local government1.76%

Industry areas

  • Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
  • Offices of Dentists
  • Offices of Physicians

Job Outlook

Overall employment of dentists is projected to grow 17 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for dental services will increase as the population ages. Many members of the aging baby-boom generation will need dental work. Because those in each generation are more likely to keep their teeth than those in past generations, more dental care will be needed in the years to come. In addition, there will be increased demand for complicated dental work, including dental implants and bridges. The risk of oral cancer increases significantly with age, and complications can require both cosmetic and functional dental reconstruction. Demand for dentists’ services will increase as studies continue to link oral health to overall health. They will need to provide care and instruction aimed at promoting good oral hygiene, rather than just providing treatments such as fillings.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$176,190

Military salary*

$114,219

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State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$208,000+
$63,390
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