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Careers in Dentistry- Universities, Colleges, Career Options

The field of dentistry offers a variety of exciting career options. Find information on each member of the dental team and how they contribute to the health and wellness of the patient. Locate collages and universities in your area that offer dental programs.

Volunteering At a Free Dental Clinic
Read about the inspiring story of Jennifer Mckee, a volunteer with The Blue Ridge Mountains Health Project.

I Became a Dentist Because...
Why did you become a dentist? Share your passion for dentistry with readers that may be considering a career as a dentist.

Dr. Bill Blair
Dr. Bill Blair is the President of the NHL Team Dentists Association and is the current team dentist for the NHL team the Calgary Flames.

What is a Denturist?
Denturists are valued members of the dental health profession. Find information on the role denturists play in replacing missing teeth.

The History of Dental Assisting and the American Dental Assistants Association
Learn about the history of dental assisting and the American Dental Assistants Association; the oldest and largest association dedicated to the professional development of dental assisting.

Dental School Directory- United States
Are you considering a career as a dentist? The American Dental Association (ADA) has assembled a listing of dental schools in the United States that offer accredited programs that will award you with a DDS or DMD degree.

American Dental Hygiene Programs
Dental Hygienists are highly regarded members of the dental team of professionals. The American Dental Hygienists Association has compiled a listing of dental hygiene programs that, upon completion, will award the recipient a degree/certificate in dental hygiene.

Accredited Canadian Dental Programs
The Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada provides you with a convenient directory of accredited programs in dentistry, dental hygiene, and dental assisting, among others, in Canada.

Dental Hygienist Career Information
The American Dental Hygienists Association offers some insight into the rewarding career as a dental hygienist such as where you can expect to work, and typical duties a hygienist preforms. Also, find out what it means to be a registered dental hygienist.

Dental Assistant Duties- Nation Wide Information
The Dental Assisting National Board, Inc, the "nationally recognized premier certification and credentialing agency for dental assistants," provides a convenient link to state-specific dental assisting information.

ETS Dental Job Center
Are you a dental professional searching for employment? According to their website, ETS Dental locates and places "Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Office Staff, Dental Staff and Dental Specialists (Endodontists, Orthodontists, Oral Surgeons, Pediatric Dentists, Periodontists) across the country." Use their "Job Center" and search for available positions in you area.

Basic Dental Care Information
Everything you need to know about basic dental care, from cavities, gum disease, and early childhood tooth decay to brushing, flossing, x-rays and dental examinations.

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