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How to Start Your Pediatric Dentist Career

A pediatric dentist career involves adapting techniques and procedures used in general dentistry to provide oral healthcare to children. As a pediatric dentist, you will treat infants, children and adolescents while also providing preventative education to patients and parents.

Pursuing pediatric dentistry is a challenging road, but it results in a rewarding career!

The Pediatric Dentistry Career Path

Pediatric dentistry is a great career for mixing a passion for helping others with a love of working with kids!

To succeed in a pediatric dental career:

Career Outlook for Pediatric Dentists

The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that dentists will see an 18% increase in career opportunities between 2014 and 2024.

As for pay expectations, the average pediatric dentist salary was around $178,000 in January 2016.

Careers in Pediatric Dentistry at Kool Smiles

With over 120 locations in 16 states and Washington, D.C., Kool Smiles has the perfect location for you to start your pediatric dentistry career. Browse our current nationwide pediatric dentist job opportunities.

As a Kool Smiles pediatric dentist, you will make a vital difference in the lives of the children you treat. Kool Smiles was founded on the principle that all children deserve access to quality dental care. Our dentists are devoted to positively affecting the oral health of children in underserved communities, where access to dental care has been traditionally limited.

Connect with a Kool Smiles recruiter to learn more about beginning a rewarding career as a pediatric dentist!

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Sources:

Dental Career Guide: http://www.dentalcareerguide.com/dentist/pediatric/residency.html

ADA: http://www.ada.org/en/jcnde/examinations/

PayScale: http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Pediatric_Dentist/Salary

ABPD: https://www.abpd.org/Content/Who-We-Are/Mission-Vision.aspx

BLS: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dentists.htm

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