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).
|Title||Employment||Change||Annual Average Openings||Typical education needed for entry|
|291021||Dentists, General||4,631||5,037||406||8.77 %||135||41||94||Doctoral or professional degree |