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Pediatric Dentistry | Salary Averages

The demand for pediatric dentistry has been on the rise for some time, and it doesn't seem as if that will change. It was projected that 39,000 new pediatric dentistry jobs would open in 2016.

The salary for pediatric dentists reflects this high demand. Learn more about the factors affecting dentists' pay.

Pediatric Dentist Salaries

The national average pediatric dentistry salary is $178,000.

There are a lot of different factors that affect a dentistry salary, including:

  • The number of patients you see each day
  • Pediatric dentistry experience
  • Where you practice

Top 15 States for Pediatric Health Jobs

The list below reflects the 15 U.S. states with the highest average pediatric dentistry salary:

  1. New York - $243,000
  2. Washington, D.C. - $237,000
  3. Massachusetts - $235,000 
  4. Georgia - $228,000
  5. Connecticut - $226,000 
  6. Illinois - $219,000
  7. California - $217,000
  8. Mississippi - $217,000
  9. New Jersey - $215,000
  10. Maryland - $203,000
  11. Virginia - $202,000
  12. Michigan - $202,000
  13. Alabama - $200,000
  14. Washington - $198,000
  15. New Hampshire - $196,000 

Providing Dental Care for Children

Pediatric dentistry is one of the 9 dental specialist fields recognized by the American Dental Association. These dentists provide infants and children (including those with special needs) with primary and specialized oral health care.

A pediatric dentist's work will take place in a clinic or office, but some dentists may also be employed in hospitals. Pediatric dental care providers typically work 5-6 days a week, depending on their practice.

Pediatric Dentistry Careers with Kool Smiles

Kool Smiles is an oral health care provider dedicated to helping children in underserved communities. We currently have nationwide openings for pediatric dentists.

In addition to pay that is typically higher than the national average, Kool Smiles offers extensive benefits, including:

  • A high level of patient demand
  • 401k with company match
  • Paid vacation time
  • Company paid liability insurance
  • Reimbursement for licensure, CE and professional dues

Connect with one of our recruiters to learn how a Kool Smiles pediatric dentistry job has more rewards than just a salary!

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Sources:

AAPD: http://www.aapd.org/the_pediatric_dentist/

Gap Medics: http://www.gapmedics.com/blog/2015/05/05/common-questions-about-becoming-a-dentist/

HealthSchoolGuide: http://www.healthschoolguide.net/health-careers/pediatric-dentist/

LearnHealthCare: http://www.learnhealthcare.net/physician-surgeon/pediatric-dentist

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

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