You know what a dentist does (If not, you’re due for a checkup). Dentists keep your teeth and mouth healthy by diagnosing, treating and preventing disorders.
You’ll need one to four years of pre-dentistry university studies or, in Quebec, a college diploma in the sciences. After that, you’ll need a university degree from a recognized dental program. Plus, you’ll need to be licensed by a provincial or territorial regulatory body. Moving into specialized practice requires additional training.
The median salary for a dentist is $93,600.
The number of dentists has increased 63% over the past five years. The government predicts that growth will continue, with more jobs than people looking for work in the field by 2024.
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