Career Opportunities

Dentistry is one of the most highly ranked and respected professions. It is consistently chosen at the top or near the top of career polls. It is one of the few health careers or careers in general that allows for balance between work and personal lives. Dentistry is a profession with the potential for comfortable earnings. Typically, among professions, dentistry has a low unemployment rate.

Traditional career opportunities

Private practice
Clinic and public health dentistry
Hospital dentistry

A relatively large portion of dentists are self-employed practice owners.

Additional career opportunities

Academic dentistry
Research
Military
Dental product industry 

Dentists can also choose postdoctoral education in specialized dentistry such as orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery and pediatric dentistry.  

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