Dentists, General (29-1021)

Occupation description:  Examine, diagnose, and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums. May treat diseases of nerve, pulp, and other dental tissues affecting oral hygiene and retention of teeth. May fit dental appliances or provide preventive care. Excludes Prosthodontists (29-1024), Orthodontists (29-1023), Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (29-1022) and Dentists, All Other Specialists (29-1029).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 216268 24.14 211
United States 132,800158,500 19.42,700 1,1006,370

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is robust with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 83.7133.2850.38 72.81**
Alaska 114.0174.2687.24 ***
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 118.0479.7289.57 ***

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.


Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
25380 31.639.8 34.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation20
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation13
UI claimants previously working in occupation0
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 12
Number of job position postings 9
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 1.3

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Doctoral or professional degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None