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Dentist are healthcare providers who provide who diagnose and treat oral health conditions. Dentist need to have good manual dexterity, negotiation skills, judgment,  professionalism, Taking good care of your teeth and gums can prevent serious  health conditions. Education: Becoming a dentist takes 3-4 years after obtaining an undergraduate degree. Earn a Doctor of Dental Surgery DDS or Doctor of Dental Medicine DDM.

Complete the written and practical exam.

Average Salary:  $110,000-$300,000

Projected 10 year job growth 6% between 2021-2031

Dental Hygienist

DH reviews patients dental and medical history, screens patients, performing preventive dental care, taking x-rays and teaches good oral hygiene and more.

Education: Obtain a Dental Hygiene degree from the University of Oklahoma at the Southern Oklahoma Tech Center in Ardmore. B.S.D.H.

Associates or Bachelor’s degree and pass National Board Dental Hygiene Exam (NBDHE)

Average Salary: $80,000.00

Projected 10-year growth of 9%


Dental Hygiene Assistant

Dental Hygiene Assistants prepare patients for procedures, making dental impressions, sterilize tools, and complete post procedure cleanup along with other tasks.

Education: HS Diploma or equivalent

1 year or less to complete a training program. Most programs are online.

DANB Certification Exam

Average Salary: $40,000

Projected 10-year growth of 11% between 2021-2031

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