A dental surgeon is a medical practitioner who treats problem areas in the mouth, related to defects, injuries or conditions. Some examples of such problems are the removal of impacted teeth, treatment following an accident or wisdom teeth. Dental surgeons typically work in hospitals or private practices. The hours are typically 9-5 along with a number of hours of being on call. Dental surgeons can make anywhere from $80,000 to $175,000 plus.