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Dentist (m/f)
German: Zahnarzt/Zahnärztin

Fields of work

Dentists mainly work at dental practices and at dental clinics. They work in the fields of dental, oral and maxillofacial medicine at institutes of higher education. In addition, they find further employment opportunities with research institutes, health authorities, the German Army or private sector companies such as pharmaceuticals. They may also work for dentist’s chambers or statutory health insurance companies.

Professional experience

Dentists examine patients, ascertain dental status and diagnose diseases to the teeth, mouth and jaw and teeth formation anomalies. They stipulate and carry out dental treatments and provide advice on preventative measures.

Source: Bundesagentur für Arbeit,

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