A dental education opens up a world of professional opportunities. In addition to private practice, today's dental school graduates can choose to work in hospital emergency rooms, conduct advanced laboratory research, teach future dentists or even travel the world with international health and relief organizations.
If you are looking for a rewarding career in health care with a competitive salary and a sustainable work-life balance, dentistry may be for you. Learn more about becoming a dentist.
Dental Team Careers:
Dental Hygienists use their knowledge and clinical skills to provide dental hygiene care for patients.
Dental Laboratory Technicians work with a variety of materials, as well as sophisticated instruments and equipment, to create dental prostheses.
Dental Assistants may perform many tasks including taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays), sterilizing instruments and equipment and taking impressions of patients' teeth.
New Proposed Dental Team Career
The ADA proposes a new dental team member to assist dentists in increasing care for all.
The Community Dental Health Coordinator model training program is a proposed initiative to bring greater access to oral health care to underserved communities. The program is being piloted in several locations.