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Dental Career Chehalis WA

Local resource for dental careers in Chehalis. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to dentists, dentistry degree programs, tooth health specialists, and dentist offices, as well as advice and content on careers in health.

Jumpstart Staffing Co
(360) 748-4467
1581 North National Avenue
Chehalis, WA

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Jumpstart Staffing Co
(360) 748-4467
1581 North National Avenue
Chehalis, WA

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PACE Staffing Network, Inc.
(425) 454-1075
2275 116th Ave NE Ste 200
Bellevue, WA
Type of Service
temporary, long-term, temporary/part time, part time, managed services, payroll

Diamond Medical Staffing
(360) 943-9765
2401 Bristol Ct SW.
Olympia, WA
Main Industries / Positions
Healthcare, Admin & Clerical

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Help Unlimited / Care At Home
(206) 937-3100
4742 42nd SW
Seattle, WA
Main Industries / Positions
Healthcare, Human Resources, Management

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Ingman + Ingman
(360) 264-5248
13024 Marshall Rd SE
Tenino, WA

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Ingman + Ingman
(360) 264-5248
13024 Marshall Rd SE
Tenino, WA

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Pragna Technologies
(425) 861-1754
8201 164th Ave NE Ste 200
Redmond, WA
Type of Service
long-term, part time

Value Staffing, Inc
(973) 234-4264
P.O Box 14469
Mill Creek, WA
Main Industries / Positions
Healthcare, Information Technology

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Parker Staffing Services, LLC
(206) 447-9447
605 5th Ave S Ste 850
Seattle, WA
Type of Service
temporary, temporary/part time, part time, payroll

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Dentist

How to become a Dentist

There are currently 56 dental schools accredited by the American Dental Association. All of these schools require a minimum of two years of college level education in a science related field. Most dental school applicants have a bachelor's degree, though a few are accepted after two or three years of college. These students complete their bachelor's degree while attending dental school. Pre-dental students must take science classes.

Competition for dental school is stiff. Applicants are considered on the basis of their Dental Admissions Test score, grade point average, recommendations, and interviews. Dental school usually lasts four years beginning with classroom instruction and lab work in science. During the last two years, students treat patients under the supervision of licensed dentists. Upon graduation, individuals usually receive a degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD). All states require practicing dentists to be licensed. Requirements vary by state, but usually individuals must graduate from an accredited dental school before passing both written and practical examinations. Some dental school graduates work as an associate dentist under an established dentist for two to four years to gain experience and save money to outfit an office of their own. However, most dentists purchase an existing practice or open a new one upon graduation from dental school.

What does a Dentist do?

Dentists diagnose and treat problems with teeth and mouth tissues. They also advise patients on oral care in an attempt to prevent future problems. Most dentists are general practitioners helping patients with a variety of needs from a routine oral exam at a dental cleaning and examining x-rays to removing tooth decay, filling cavities, and coating children's teeth with protective sealant. More extensive dental work done by most dentists includes teeth straightening, repair of broken teeth, corrective surgery on gums and the supporting bones, tooth extraction, and taking measurements and making models for dentures and mouth guards. Dentists will administer anesthetics for many of these procedures and write prescriptions for patients to use at home.

Dentists who are in business for themselves oversee the day to day administrative tasks of running an office. These tasks include bookkeeping, equipment purchases, and hiring and supervising of general office staff and dental hygienists, assistants, and technicians.

What skills or qualities do I need to become a Dentist?

Dentists should have good interpersonal skills for working with patients and colleagues in the office. In addition, dentists must have diagnostic skills including good visual memory with excellent judgment regarding space, size, shape, and color. Those in this field also have good manual dexterity and scientific skills. Successful dentists with their own private practice also have business sense and ...

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