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Edgar Berre Jr., DDS: Dentistry Continues to Have an Excellent Career Outlook

20 May

Edgar Berre Jr., DDS, is an orthodontist with over 25 years of experience in private practice in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Berre earned his DDS from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and serves as an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Department of Orthodontics at the University of Kentucky.

Dentists, professionals who diagnose and treat problems in the teeth, mouth, and gums, work in a number of environments including private practice, hospitals, universities, and research organizations. With a median salary in 2010 of $147,000, those choosing to become dentists may be rewarded financially and typically work in office type environments. Furthermore, dental career options are expected to increase, with anticipated growth of 21 percent from 2010 to 2020.

The road to become a dentist is a long one, requiring completion of graduate dental school after one earns an undergraduate degree. In addition, professional agencies require internships or residencies before granting full licensure. While state requirements vary, continuing education throughout a career is also expected. In addition to general dentistry, a professional may also pursue additional specializations in advanced fields such as orthodontics.