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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.

“Retainer Tips,” by Edgar Berre, Jr., DDS

5 Mar

After braces are removed, retainers often are used as a less obtrusive way to maintain alignment in teeth. Though retainers generally are to be used for 20 hours every day immediately following the removal of braces, that time will be lessened gradually until the retainer only needs to be worn at night.

In addition to wearing their retainers for the prescribed time, patients have to take care of their retainers. Here are some tips for maintaining and cleaning your retainer:

Brush it: Just as food can get in between your teeth, it can get lodged into the retainer. Brush your retainer after every meal.

Disinfect it: Use denture cleanser once a week to soak your retainer.

Keep it safe: Retainers are susceptible to loss and damage, so do not play sports while wearing your retainer and do not put it within reach of household pets.

About the Author

Edgar Berre, Jr., DDS, operates his own practice dedicated to orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at two offices in Cincinnati. He has served as a consultant at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and was an Assistant Professor at University of Kentucky.