Dentistry

Dentistry is about training to be a dentist.

This involves learning about preventive oral health care and how to treat tooth decay and diseases of the gums and mouth.

Studying in this area includes learning about anatomy, pathology, radiography and nutrition.

NZ university majors related to this area

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!), and some require registration.

  • Private-practice dentist
  • Hospital dentist
  • Dental laboratory technician
  • Health educator
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

181% of national
median earnings


Employment

73%
Employed
3%
Unemployed
18%
Further study
6%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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