CHICAGO, Jan. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A career as a prosthodontist continues to be one of the best jobs in the nation, evidenced by U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking of "The 25 Best Jobs" placing the dental specialty at No. 9 – up seven spots from 2018.
"As a prosthodontist, I get the opportunity to transform patients' lives on a daily basis," said Dr. Nadim Z. Baba, president of the American College of Prosthodontists. "It is a rewarding profession that utilizes the most advanced technology in dentistry to improve a patient's overall health, through their oral health."
'Prosthodontist' also ranked high on the list of "Best Healthcare Jobs" coming in at No. 7, compared to No. 14 last year. The profession ranked No. 8 on the list of "Best Paying Jobs," with an estimated median salary of $185,150.
The rankings are determined by an examination of several factors, including employment rate, work-life balance, and the potential for job growth, an area in which prosthodontics is excelling. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the demand for prosthodontists will rise 19.1% by 2026.
The American College of Prosthodontists praises these findings, and applauds the continued growth of the dental specialty. Prosthodontists are on the cutting-edge of dentistry, with expertise in advanced digital technology and three years of training beyond dental school. They create personalized treatment plans for each patient and provide life-changing dental care. To connect with a prosthodontist near you, visit GoToAPro.org.
A prosthodontist is a dental specialist focused on the restoration and replacement of missing or damaged teeth, and other oral or facial issues. Prosthodontists specialize in helping patients with implants, dentures and veneers, all the way to full mouth and jaw reconstructions.
About the ACP
The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) is the only ADA recognized organization for the specialty of prosthodontics. Founded in 1970, the ACP is dedicated to advancing the art and science of prosthodontics and promoting the specialty to the public and dental professionals. For more information, consumers can visit GoToAPro.org and dental professionals can visit Prosthodontics.org.
SOURCE American College of Prosthodontists