Do you ever have an encounter with a gentleman holding some weird apparatus in hand and saying ‘Just a second’? Yes! You guessed right. I’m talking about the dentist, the same guy that fixes our teeth and gums that looks good only in brochures or stills (Ouch!). Many people want to join this profession, but they just want to make sure that it’d give their investment back but with interest (You know what I mean right?) so we ran a search on dentists to know that ‘How much does a dentist make a year.’ What we found is mentioned below. (Keep reading, you’ll find out).
How Much Does a Dentist Make a Year
Dentists Earning Statistics: Do you know that dentistry is the only profession in which people wouldn’t say you a word for breaking their teeth and crushing their jaws at all? (Don’t crush anybody’s jaws. That’s bad) However this, noble, profession is subdivided into 4 further kinds that are a little different from each other but stick with the only common thing, to deal with teeth, but the average paycheck that an average dentist gets ranges between $9000/- to $11000/- each month and make around $121,913/- each year according to PayScale.Com. That means an average dentist would charge around $42/- hourly.
But according to Bureau of Labor Statistics of America, an average dentist charges around $71/- per hour that is $29/- more money as stated by PayScale.Com. On the basis of this statement, if an average dentist fixes patient’s teeth for 8 hours a day then he/she would make around $568/- a day and $17040/- a month. Whoa! That means a common dentist, near your house, could be making around $204,480/- per year (Don’t get excited, taxes are still due). After deduction of all the taxes, I think, BLS stated that an average dentist makes around $149,310/- per year and that’s still more than our pervious figure.
Awesome! What I Need to Become a Dentist?
Simple! Get a seat in dental school near your house. But if you want an elaborated advice to become one, then sit straight and stop scratching your head (Just kidding!). We’re humans and our desires are continuously changing by the time so if you are already graduated from your college then you need to check into a nearest dental school about their requirements as every school has its own criterion for selecting students who wish to study dentistry.
But the common thing, in all dental school’s requirement is that they are looking for those students whom studied science subject (e.g. Biology, Chemistry) during their academic session and if your major subject was, any of these, science subjects then you have more chances to be admitted into a dental school. And! If you are in your first years of academic session then you may need to pass Dental Acceptance Test or DAT as required by some of dental schools. They might also consider your current grade points of running session to match with their criterion to admit a student into their institute so be prepared about that.
Is There any Training required?
Well! Training is a must in almost all the medical fields. Umm! But only General Dentists are safe from this obligation to sit into a training session that expands to minimum of 12 months period. Rest nine specialties require different time period of training session that expands on minimum 1 year and goes up to maximum of 2 year period of training before they get their license to practice independently.
NOTE: If you wish to teach in a dental school then you also need to attend advanced training session in order to gain more experience.
Do I Have Those Qualities to Become a Dentist?
As a human being, we all are different from each other and, in the same way, we possess different qualities that indicates us about our career path. So to become a dentist, you need few prominent qualities, along with lots of hard work, and determination.
- If you are good enough to explain about a particular situation in such good manners, that a dentist does, and can communicate in effective manner with a patient then you could become a dentist.
- Next thing that you need to become a dentist is that you should be able to work with your hands as you’ve seen many dentists holding different kind of apparatuses in their hand when treating their patients.
- The third thing that is essential to become a dentist is that you should have patience and problem-solving skills as if you’d get nervous from moaning or screaming of your patients then you may not treat them well so you should be able to avoid such incidents in order to become a proficient dentist.
Don’t lose hope and keep chasing your dream, to become a dentist, and do comment to share what you know about this profession to help your fellow readers.