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Prosthodontists

Overview

Prosthodontists are dental surgeons who specialize in creating oral prostheses to replace teeth that are missing and correct mouth and jaw deformations. The aim of their work is to help people have normal oral functioning, such as chewing and speaking normally, and to improve the appearance of their teeth. This is an extremely small field: the American Dental Association reported that there were 3,500 prosthodontists and prosthodontic residents working in the United States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates there are only about 1,000 prosthodontists working in the U.S.

Salary Range

$75,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Medical Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Helpful

Problem-Solving

Scientific

Career Ladder
Prosthodontist, Practice Owner

Prosthodontist, Practice Partner

Intern/Resident, Prosthodontics

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