There are many specialty programs available once you become a dentist.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recognizes nine different dental specialties and they are listed below along with salary information for each of these specialties. I will give a brief overview of the description of each specialty. Click on the specialty below to see a more detailed description of each specialty.
|Public Health Dentist (2)||$125,000|
|Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (1)||$125,000|
|Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology(2)||$205,000|
|Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery(1)||$516,250|
1: The numbers were calculated using data from the American Dental Association (ADA) called “The 2009 Survey of Dental Private Practice Income from the Private Practice of Dentistry” . The salary data represents the MEAN NET INCOME of private practice dentists.
2:These numbers were calculated by searching job posting websites (monster.com, etc) and finding the going rate for each of these specialties.