Dentists diagnose and treat problems with patients’ teeth, gums, and related parts of the mouth. They provide advice and instruction on taking care of the teeth and gums and on diet choices that affect oral health.
- Education Requirements: Doctorate degree
- Soft Skills: Communication skills, detail oriented and dexterity
- Average Annual Salary: $160,000
- 3 Pacific Northwest schools: Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR), Oregon Health and Science University (Portland, OR) , University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
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