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Become An Endodontist

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Working As An Endodontist

  • $144,331

    Average Salary

What Does An Endodontist Do At Willamette Dental Management Corporation

* DMD, DDS or BDS, Certificate or MSD in Endodontics, board certified or eligible.
* Earn a competitive compensation package including guaranteed salary, benefits, incentive pay and benefits: medical, 401k, deferred compensation, CE, disability & malpractice insurance, paid vacation, professional leave, and more.
* We help defray costs of interviews, board exams, and moving expenses.
* Licensing just got easier!
* Send CV: Nathalie La Chance, Specialty Dentist Recruiter
* Email: nlachance@willamettedental.com
* Willamette Dental Group is a 2014 Press Ganey Success Story Award Winner in Recognition of our Innovative Approach to Organizational Change in Patient

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How To Become An Endodontist

Dentists must be licensed in the state(s) in which they work. Licensure requirements vary by state, although candidates usually must graduate from an accredited dental school and pass written and practical exams.


All dental schools require applicants to have completed certain science courses, such as biology and chemistry, before entering dental school. Students typically need at least a bachelor’s degree to enter most dental programs, although no specific major is required. However, majoring in a science, such as biology, might increase one’s chances of being accepted. Requirements vary by school.

College undergraduates who plan on applying to dental school usually must take the Dental Admission Test (DAT) during their junior year. Admission to dental school can be competitive. Dental schools use these tests along with other factors, such as grade point average, interviews, and recommendations, to admit students into their programs.

Dental school programs typically include coursework in subjects such as local anesthesia, anatomy, periodontics (the study of oral disease and health), and radiology. All programs at dental schools include clinical experience in which students work directly with patients under the supervision of a licensed dentist.

Completion of a dental program results in one of three degrees: Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), Doctor of Dental Medicine (DDM), and Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD). In 2015, the Commission on Dental Accreditation, part of the American Dental Association, accredited more than 60 dental school programs.

High school students who want to become dentists should take courses in chemistry, physics, biology, anatomy, and math.


All nine dental specialties require dentists to complete additional training before practicing that specialty. This training is usually a 2- to 4-year residency in a program related to their specialty. General dentists do not require any additional training after dental school.

Dentists who want to teach or do research full time usually spend an additional 2 to 5 years in advanced dental training. Many practicing dentists also teach part time, including supervising students in dental school clinics.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Dentists must be licensed in the state(s) in which they work. All states require dentists to be licensed; requirements vary by state. Most states require a dentist to have a degree from an accredited dental school and to pass the written and practical National Board Dental Examinations.

In addition, a dentist who wants to practice in one of the nine specialties must have a license in that specialty. Licensure requires the completion of a residency after dental school and, in some cases, the completion of a special state exam.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Dentists must have excellent communication skills. They must be able to communicate effectively with patients, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and receptionists.

Detail oriented. Dentists must be detail oriented so that patients receive appropriate treatments and medications. They also must pay attention to the shape and color of teeth and to the space between them. For example, they may need to closely match a false tooth with a patient’s other teeth.

Dexterity. Dentists must be good at working with their hands. They work with tools in a limited area.

Leadership skills. Most dentists work in their own practice. This requires them to manage and lead a staff.

Organizational skills. Strong organizational skills, including the ability to keep accurate records of patient care, are critical in both medical and business settings.

Patience. Dentists may work for long periods of time with patients who need special attention. Children and patients with a fear of dental work may require a lot of patience.

Physical stamina. Dentists should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as bending over patients for long periods.

Problem-solving skills. Dentists need strong problem-solving skills. They must evaluate patients’ symptoms and choose the appropriate treatments.

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Endodontist Demographics


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  • Male

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  • White

  • Asian

  • Hispanic or Latino

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • French

  • Arabic

  • Portuguese

  • Vietnamese

  • Carrier

  • Hindi

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Real Endodontist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Endodontist Dental Associates, LLC Pinesburg, MD Aug 04, 2012 $469,575
Endodontist Blue Sky Endo P.C. Linwood, NJ Jun 13, 2012 $360,000
Endodontist Blue Sky Endo. P.C. Linwood, NJ Sep 22, 2011 $360,000
Endodontist CCD Professional Services LLC Newtown, PA Mar 10, 2016 $313,050
Endodontist Highland Park Endodontics, P.A. Dallas, TX May 11, 2011 $300,000
Endodontist Highland Park Endodontics, P.A. Dallas, TX Sep 23, 2011 $300,000
Endodontist My Dentist PC Londonderry, NH Sep 18, 2013 $275,922
Endodontist Associate Carus Dental, P.C. Humble, TX Jul 29, 2011 $260,875
Endodontist Ryan P McNamara DDS PLLC Kent, WA Jan 09, 2016 $260,875
Endodontist Associate Carus Dental, P.C. Humble, TX Apr 20, 2011 $260,875
Endodontist S.R. Krish, DDS, Pa Flower Mound, TX Oct 01, 2012 $252,000
Endodontist Steinert Endodontic Associates, PLLC Methuen Town, MA Sep 18, 2013 $250,837
Endodontist Steinert Endodontic Associates, PLLC Methuen Town, MA Sep 13, 2013 $250,837
Endodontist Kool Smiles Van, PC Virginia Beach, VA Sep 11, 2015 $206,613
Endodontist Kool Smiles Van, PC Norfolk, VA Sep 11, 2015 $206,613
Endodontist Peninsula Dental Center PC Salisbury, MD Oct 01, 2015 $206,613
Endodontist Kool Smiles Van, PC Portsmouth, VA Sep 11, 2015 $206,613
Endodontist Willamette Dental Management Corp. Richland, WA Feb 15, 2013 $200,665
Endodontist Willamette Dental Management Corp. Richland, WA Sep 14, 2011 $200,665
Endodontist Konikoff Dental Associates, Inc. Chesapeake, VA Sep 24, 2015 $200,000
Endodontist Williamette Dental Management Corp. Richland, WA Sep 15, 2014 $200,000
Endodontist Silvaggio Endodontics Allentown, PA Oct 01, 2013 $144,331 -
Endodontist Silvaggio Endodontics Allentown, PA Jul 08, 2014 $144,331 -
Endodontist Frank T.Y. Feng DMD Chicago, IL Apr 19, 2011 $142,354
Endodontist Endodontic Associates of South Jersey, P.A. Linwood, NJ Oct 16, 2015 $136,136
Endodontist Advanced Dental Specialists, LLC Waukesha, WI Sep 01, 2015 $135,718
Endodontist New Horizons Family Dentistry, PLLC Vancouver, WA Sep 02, 2015 $135,000
Endodontist New Horizons Family Dentistry, PLLC Vancouver, WA Mar 10, 2015 $135,000

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Top Skills for An Endodontist


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Top Endodontist Skills

  1. Endodontic Procedures
  2. Dental Procedures
  3. Osha
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed patient consultations and maintenance of patient records Maintenance and setup of operatory, assistance with Endodontic procedures Developed Radiographs
  • Prepare patient, sterilize or disinfect instruments, set up instrument trays, prepare materials, assist dentist during dental procedures.
  • Attended OSHA Dental Board Training.
  • Performed partial or total removal of pulp, using surgical instruments.
  • Traveled once or twice a month to general dentists in surrounding counties to market her specialty practice as a competing Endodontic.

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