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!
Overall employment of dentists is projected to grow 3 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as 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.
Some dentists own their own businesses and work alone or with a small staff.