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2 In the field of Dentistry there are professions that can be specialized as well as generalized, such as:  Dental Public Health:Pertaining to the dental health of large populations.  Oral and maxillofacial pathology: Relating pathology with the dental health of individuals. Oral and maxillofacial radiology: Use imaging technology to diagnose the head and neck.  Oral and maxillofacial surgery: Work on mouth, gums, teeth, jaws, neck and head. Orthodontics/ Dentofacial Orthopaedics: Work on the straightening teeth with devices.  Endodontics:Perform root canal therapy  Periodontics : Treat bones and gums of teeth.  Pediatric dentistry: Treating children and special needs patients.  Prosthodontists:Incorporate the use of prosthetic teeth.

3 In the field of Dentistry, salaries vary depending on many factors! The following table is provided from U.S. Department of Labor. Table 1 General EmploymentEmploymentMean hourly wageMean annual wage Numeric Value4,770$68.30$142,070 Table 2 IndustryEmploymentMean hourly wageMean annual wage Offices of Dentists2,280$83.15$172,950 Federal Executive Branch (OES designation) 1,670$66.38$138,060 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 70$37.02$77,000

4 Associate-Employed Dentist BenefitsSelf-Employed Dentist Benefits Health insurance providedAccountable Malpractice insurance providedAccountable Life insuranceAccountable Retirement plansAccountable 401KAccountable

5 Occupational TitleEmployment, 2008 Projected Employment, 2018 Change, 2008-18 NumberPercent Dentists 141,900164,00022,10016 Dentists, general 120,200138,60018,40015 Oral and maxillofacial surgeons 6,7007,7001,00015 Orthodontists 7,7009,2001,50020 Prosthodontists 50070010028 Dentists, all other specialists 6,9007,9001,00015 NOTE: Data in this table are rounded. See the discussion of the employment projections table in the Handbook introductory chapter on Occupational Information Included in the Handbook.Occupational Information Included in the Handbook

6 Degree Requirements to get into dentistry schools: Bachelor in Science Then, “apply to one of the 57 dental schools … [that are] accredited by the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation. (2)” A test will be administered prior to acceptance, known as the Dental Admissions Test (DAT). After four years in Dental school, the prospective dentist will be awarded with a degree of either a: Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)

7 Table 1 shows four year colleges in the tri-state area of NYC, that have pre-dentistry programs. These schools will help students navigate towards acceptance in dentistry schools. Table 1 4 year collegeLocationCollege Board code Touro CollegeNewYork, New York2902 Wagner CollegeStaten Island, New York2966 Table 2 shows dental schools accredited by ADA in the tri state area Table 2 Dental Schools granting DDS and DMD degreesLocation State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine 325 Squire Hall; 3435 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14214-3008 Columbia University College of Dental Medicine 630 West 168th Street PH7 East Room 122 New York, NY 10032 New York University College of Dentistry 345 East 24th Street New York, NY 10010 State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Health Sciences Center; 154 Rockland Hall Stony Brook, NY 11794-8700

8 An aspiring dentist should have a strong background in science, work hard and display this performance through their GPA. According to the occupational outlook handbook from the bureau of labor statistics “Dentists should have good visual memory; excellent judgment regarding space, shape, and color; a high degree of manual dexterity; and scientific ability. Good business sense, self-discipline, and good communication skills are helpful for success in private practice.(3)”

9 In order to be a fully functioning dentist this is what will be needed: → A degree of 2 to 4 years of post grad education from an accredited dental school. → Special State Examinations such as: → Written examination administered by the state or, It can also be completed by passing the National Board of Dental Examinations → Practical examination by the state

10 There are many opportunities for advancement Programs by Dental Schools For research For teaching Programs by Hospitals For research Personal Advancements Working in an establishment Opening up own practice

11 Companies / Organizations that offer jobs in this field:  Academy of CAD/CAM Dentistry (ACCD)  Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics (ACE)  Academy of Computerized Dentistry of North America (ACDNA)  Academy of Dental Materials (ADM)  American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics (AAMP)  New York State Dental Foundation (NYSDF)  National Museum of Dentistry (NMD)

12 AssociationLocationSite American Dental Association Chicago, IL American Association of Endodontists Chicago, IL American Association of Public Health Dentistry Springfield, IL American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Evans, GA American Dental Education Association Washington, DC American Academy of Prosthodontists Chicago, IL

13 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Dentists, on the Internet at (visited January 26, 2010). “Major: Predentistry” CollegeBoard. The College Board, 2010. Web. 19 Jan. 2010. “DDS/DMD Programs - U.S.” American Dental Association. American Dental Association, 2009. Web. 20 Jan. 2010. “Academic Societies and Professional Organizations” Dr Bicuspid. DrBiscuspid, 2010. Web. 19 Jan. 2010. 1&pg=N1 1&pg=N1

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