Careers in Dentistry

Dentistry is an essential health care service that improves patients’ oral health and appearance. Dental personnel not only perform important preventive and restorative oral health procedures, but also teach good habits for dental health, as well as educate the community about preventing disease and maintaining oral health. Opportunities are abound in the oral health care delivery system, including the areas of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and research of oral diseases. With the many innovative advances in technology, dental professionals and patients alike eagerly anticipate dynamic changes in dentistry. The future of dentistry is bright and promises a gratifying career.

There are several career areas for dental professionals, each with its own educational requirements; some requiring certification and licensure. Dentistry is a unique profession in that there are so many avenues of oral health to explore.

The dental professions offer a range of career opportunities: 

  • Dentist
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Assistant
  • Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
  • Dental Lab Technicians