Which dental specialty has the highest salary?

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Despite the average dental school debt total topping $285,000, dentists on average earn $224,090 annually, according to 2017 data from the American Dental Association and cited by NerdWallet.

Below is a breakdown of how much dentists earn on average annually based on specialty:

• Oral and maxillofacial surgery: $448,140
• Periodontics: $330,690
• Endodontics: $307,460
• Pediatrics: $304,280
• Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics: $289,190
• Prosthodontics: $219,950

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