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Pediatric Dentists

Overview

Pediatric, or pedodonic dentistry, is a dental specialty that focuses on the oral health and maintenance of young patients, age one to adolescence. Pediatric dentists help prevent and treat caries (cavities) and other oral disease; promote good oral health; and educate young patients and their families of the importance of good oral habits. Pediatric dentists also treat children with special needs. Pediatric dentists work in private offices, clinics, and hospitals. Approximately 151,500 dentists are employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$75,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Medical Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Problem-Solving

Scientific

Career Ladder
Owner, Pediatric Dentistry Practice

Pediatric Dentist

Pediatric Dentistry Resident