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Dentists study and treat diseases, injuries and problems of the mouth, teeth, gums and jaw. They also educate patients on how to avoid oral health problems.


Dentists with up to three years’ experience usually earn

$65K-$85K per year

Dentists with more than three years' experience usually earn

$85K-$186K per year

Source: Assn of Salaried Medical Specialists, 2017 and Emigrate NZ, 2018.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a dentist are average for graduates, but good for those with experience.
A dentist advises a patient about the procedure he is about to perform

Dentists examine patients' mouth, teeth, gums and jaw

Last updated 14 December 2018