How to Start Your Pediatric Dentist Career


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A pediatric dentist career involves adapting techniques and procedures used in general dentistry to provide oral healthcare to children. As a pediatric dentist, you will treat infants, children and adolescents while also providing preventative education to patients and parents.

Pursuing pediatric dentistry is a challenging road, but it results in a rewarding career!

The Pediatric Dentistry Career Path

Pediatric dentistry is a great career for mixing a passion for helping others with a love of working with kids!

To succeed in a pediatric dental career:

Career Outlook for Pediatric Dentists

The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that dentists will see an 18% increase in career opportunities between 2014 and 2024.

As for pay expectations, the average pediatric dentist salary was around $238,887 in November 2018.

Connect with a Hunter & Spence Dental Career Consultant to learn more about beginning a rewarding career as a pediatric dentist!

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Sources:

Dental Career Guide: http://www.dentalcareerguide.com/dentist/pediatric/residency.html

ADA: http://www.ada.org/en/jcnde/examinations/

https://www.ziprecruiter.com/Salaries/Pediatric-Dentist-Salary

ABPD: https://www.abpd.org/Content/Who-We-Are/Mission-Vision.aspx

BLS: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dentists.htm