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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 five years’ experience usually earn

$65K-$120K per year

Very experienced dentists usually earn

$150K-$212K per year

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, 2017.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a dentist are average for graduates, but good for those with experience.
Tony Dey in clinic examining a patient

Tony Dey examining a patient's teeth

Last updated 13 August 2017