Career Overview

A dentist diagnoses and treats problems with the teeth and gums. They also work with patients to prevent future problems. Use the search box to find the video made by Dr. Miller!


A four-year degree from a dental school is required to obtain these positions. A student typically must first have a four-year bachelor’s degree just to enroll in dental school. That's 8 years of college!

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$52,000 /yr
$140,000 /yr
$230,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • Math - as much as possible!
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Science - as much as possible, including chemistry and biology!
Work Environment

Some dentists own their own businesses and work alone or with a small staff.

Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada