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This is where you can come to get your answers to your questions on dentistryAsk All You Want About Dentistry


Our goal is to provide you with some basic information so you can use it as a starting point is talking with your Mentor.  This is still the place to start even if you are already knowledgeable to some degree about dentistry.  If your are ready to jump to our dentist Mentors, just click right here.

Go over the points that we are bringing up here and determine what other information that you would like to obtain.

Let’s start out with a definition of a dentist from Wikipedia:

“A dentist, also know as a dental surgeon, is a surgeon who specializes in the dentistry, the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity.  The dentist’s supporting team aids in providing oral health services.  The dental team includes dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental technicians, and in some states, dental therapists.”


To ensure you get to know all about dentistry, we will provide some information from the American Dental Association (ADA).  This first points come straight from the ADA website (

Ten Great Reasons to Be a Dentist

  1. Service to Others: Help people maintain and improve their oral health, quality of life and appearance
  2. Balanced Lifestyle: Dentistry offers flexibility to balance professional and personal life
  3. Empowers Your Patients: Give patients smiles they are proud to wear
  4. Technology and Research:  Be involved with the scientific advancement of dentistry
  5. Be a Leader:  Earn respect from your family, friends and community
  6. Preventive/Education:  Be an educator on the importance of oral health
  7. Detect Disease:  Treat oral health and detect disease – including cancer and cardiovascular
  8. Be Creative:  Use your artistic and scientific talents
  9. Success Potential:  With the aging population and increase in access to care, the demand and need for dentistry is on the rise
  10. Self-Employment: Own a dental practice and be your own boss.

What do you want to know about being a dentist?  Go to our dentist Mentors list and find your Mentor to provide the answers.  Learn all about dentistry.


What Dentists Do

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  • Diagnose and treat problems with patients’ teeth, gums, and parts of the mouth.  They may address malformations of the teeth and improvements in the patients’ appearance.
  • Remove decay from teeth and fill cavities.
  • Examine x-rays of teeth, gums and the jaw to diagnose problems.
  • Perform surgical procedures for implants, extractions and tissue grafts.
  • Instruct patients about diets, flossing, the use of fluoride and general dental care.
  • Teach future dentists and dental hygienists.

How is Dentistry Different

  • One of the 10 most trusted and ethical professions in the United States.
  • Have the flexibility to balance one’s personal and professional life.
  • Can be an entrepreneur and your own boss.
  • Combines art and science.


  • Get a broad education in math, science, biology, algebra and chemistry.  A Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry/Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) is usually required.
  • Licenses and Certifications are required.

What are the Career Options in Dentistry

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics approximately 86% (132,800) are general dentists.
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgeons make up 4%.
  • Orthodontists represent 4%.
  • Dentists for all other specialists total 5%.
  • Teaching and dental research are other options.

what else do you want to know from a dentist

  • What is it like looking into a person's mouth?
  • Do you have to work after hours very much?
  • Do you ever get to travel for work?
  • Is it hard to take off work for impromptu trips?

What are the Prospects for the Future

  • Good as many dentists will be retiring in the next 20 years.
  • Cosmetic services are expected to increase as people get older.
  • People are keeping their teeth longer.
  • Dental technology is improving.


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In your career change to dentistry, you can find out where the demand is for dentists at various locations here at the current job posting on .

We are just getting started here. The best way to learn all about dentistry is to set up a session with your very own Mentor.  Ask all the questions that you want.

It is easy to do.  Just pick a dentist from our mentors below. To find more detail for your desired Mentor, click on the “SEE FULL DESCRIPTION HERE” for that Mentor.

Once on that Mentor’s page, click on the “Reserve A Mentor” button.  Have a great session.



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Dr. Richard Mitchell received his degree from the University of Manchester in England. Part of his career was at Manchester Dental Hospital handing dental emergencies and oral surgery.

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