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Dentists, General

in Massachusetts

Examine, diagnose, and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums. May treat diseases of nerve, pulp, and other dental tissues affecting oral hygiene and retention of teeth. May fit dental appliances or provide preventive care. Excludes "Prosthodontists" (29-1024), "Orthodontists" (29-1023), "Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons" (29-1022) and "Dentists, All Other Specialists" (29-1029).

Occupation Projection for Dentists, General

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
291021  Dentists, General 4,111 4,356 245 5.96 % 78 32 24 134 Doctoral or professional degree 

Dentists, General Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health Care and Social Assistance    3,280  80 % 3,490  80 % 210  6 % $175,720
Ambulatory Health Care Services    3,250  79 % 3,460  79 % 210  6 % $175,910
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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