Pediatric Dentist

Provide dental care for infants, children, and adolescents.
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Salary Range
~ $141,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Pediatric Dentists do?

Provides dental care for infants, children, and adolescents: Fabricates space maintainers designed for patients. Treats primary and secondary teeth and constructs and places bridges, dentures, and obturating appliances suitable for growing arches. Manages patients with behavioral problems or handicapping conditions. Counsels and advises patients and family on growth and development dental problems of patient. Provides preventive services through use of fluorides and sealants and instructs patient and family members on dental care.


Should I be a Pediatric Dentist?

You should have a doctoral degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Pediatric Dentist

    Most Pediatric Dentists have a Doctorate. Start by getting your Bachelor's degree. Chart?chd=s:aaaaa9&chl=||||master%27s+%281%25%29|doctorate+%2899%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,99
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