Dentists, General


Will "Dentists, General" be replaced by AI & Robots?

There is very little chance of this occupation being replaced by robots/AI. However, our poll suggests a higher chance of automation: a 37% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

Totally Safe

or 0.4% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

Median Annual Wage


or $73.98 hourly

People Employed


as of 2016

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Least likely

How this compares with other jobs: 18 out of 706

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How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

Job 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.

SOC Code: 29-1021

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Albert Musco (Highly likely) says
The unaffordabilty of basic dental care will push the monetary greed out of the profession and replace humans with AI , robotics and lazers
Sep 21, 2019 at 06:57 AM
Shadock (Highly likely) says
Remember the one fact of life.
All humans are selfish.
Most Dentist will do un-safe and/or un-needed operations just to make a quick dollar.
Robots will have no need for money. Robots will be slaves that are perfect in the art of Dentistry. With that said, I hope robots take over the job.
Aug 05, 2019 at 04:04 PM
Jake (Likely) says
China already had a procedure done by a robot. It is only a matter of time.
Jul 09, 2019 at 11:43 PM
Ron (Small chance) says
Mouths never change. AI could figure it out.
Jun 25, 2019 at 01:17 PM
bruh says
clearly you've never seen wisdom tooth x-ray
Sep 13, 2019 at 07:32 AM
delta (Could go either way) says
I am not sure about my future jobs, but if there an operation devices that could do surgery, then yeah.
Jun 06, 2019 at 08:56 AM

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