“My father’s an orthodontist. I watched my father create great smiles and make people happy, and I really wanted to do that.” By the time he got into college, Dr. Benjamin Burris, who goes by Ben, knew he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps.
The state requires an average of more than $300 in fees and nearly half a year (142) of training and on-the-job experience. Alabama licenses 151 occupations, which in turn affects more than 430,000 workers across the state.
Generally speaking, a college degree isn’t necessary for knowing how to take care of young children. But the government of
For orthodontists like Dr. Ben Burris, getting a license to work in his field made sense.