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Dentist, Prosthodontist
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesMake oral prostheses to replace missing teeth and other oral structures to correct natural and acquired deformations of mouth and jaws, to restore and maintain oral function (such as chewing and speaking), and to improve appearance.

OutlookSlower-than-average job growth

Median Income$109,300+ per year in 2011

Work Context & ConditionsMost dentists work 4 or 5 days a week. Some work evenings and weekends to meet their patients’ needs. Most full-time dentists work between 35 and 40 hours a week, but others work more.

Minimum Education RequirementsD.D.S. or D.M.D.

SkillsEquipment Selection, Judgment and Decision Making, Reading Comprehension, Technology Design, Science

AbilitiesFinger Dexterity, Visualization, Arm-Hand Steadiness, Near Vision

InterviewsMary Walker