Endodontists in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $200K per year on average. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — over a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and more than a third receive dental plans. Endodontists who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 82 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Job Description for Endodontist
An endodontist is a specialized dentist who focuses on treating the soft tissue inside the tooth, the tooth pulp, or various nerves surrounding the tooth. This person will work inside a healthcare environment, and will typically keep traditional office hours. This person will generally work with a team of other dental professionals and office personnel.Read More...
This position does require one to be a licensed dentist. An aspiring endodontist should attain a bachelor’s degree before completing the dental admissions test and then attend dental school, which lasts an additional four years. An endodontist will need to undergo 2-3 years of additional training before completing the American Board of Endodontology exam and receiving his or her licensure.
An endodontist will be qualified to perform all typical dental procedures, in addition to their specialized treatment. Here are some common procedures and duties associated with being an endodontist: performing a root canal, following up a root canal with a cap or crown, diagnosing and treating various pain within the mouth and jaw, prescribing medicine for pain relief before and after dental procedures, performing various oral surgeries, removing diseased tissue, removing partial teeth, amputating the root of a tooth, treating infection, removing tooth implants, and replacing teeth. An endodontist should be extremely dexterous with the ability to focus on details. This person should pay a great deal of attention to the task at hand. This person should maintain current education requirements regarding various medical procedures and technological improvements.
- Administer anesthetics to limit the amount of pain experienced by patients during procedures.
- Fill pulp chamber and canal with endodontic materials.
- Remove damaged and non-restorable teeth.
- Examine teeth, gums, and related tissues, using dental instruments, x-rays, and other diagnostic equipment, to evaluate dental health, diagnose diseases or abnormalities, and plan appropriate treatments.
Pay by Experience Level for Endodontist
Pay by Experience for an Endodontist has a positive trend. An entry-level Endodontist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $197,000 based on 62 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Endodontist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $196,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Endodontist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $203,000 based on 25 salaries. An Endodontist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $225,000 based on 18 salaries.
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