The average salary for a Pediatric Dentist is $181,105.
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What Do Pediatric Dentists Do?
A pediatric dentist carries out work on the primary and secondary teeth of children and teenagers. Usually, general cleaning, fluoride application, and cavity filling is performed. However, sometimes more complex work is required if the teeth have deteriorated too far or if their structure is not ideal. This sort of work includes installing bridges and modifying arches.
The pediatric dentist should be patient and should love to work with children, as some children may be energetic or upset whe
Pediatric Dentist Tasks
- Examine, evaluate and diagnose pediatric patients.
- Provide care options and treatment suggestions.
- Perform dental work and procedures on pediatric patients.
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What Are Popular Skills for Pediatric Dentists?
Skills in Pediatrics, Pedodontics, Patient Education and Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Pediatric Dentists?
An entry-level Pediatric Dentist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $172,407 based on 7 salaries. An early career Pediatric Dentist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $172,206 based on 95 salaries. A mid-career Pediatric Dentist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $193,269 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Pediatric Dentist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $201,593 based on 23 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $195,294.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Pediatric Dentist in their job title in San Antonio, Texas earn an average of 38.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Phoenix, Arizona (13.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (17.2% less), New York, New York (14.2% less) and Denver, Colorado (9.5% less).
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