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Careers in Dentistry

ADA’s consumer information is now available on MouthHealthy.org—our new website developed just for you. Visit MouthHealthy.org to find answers to all your dental-related questions so we can help you be Mouth Healthy for life.

To find information about the topic listed on this page, please visit the MouthHealthy.org page about Careers in Dentistry.

Please note: The ADA does not provide specific answers to individual questions about fees, dental problems, conditions, diagnoses, treatments or proposed treatments, or requests for research. Information about dental referrals, complaints and a variety of dental procedures may be found on ADA.org.

Overview

Dentistry offers stimulating career options. In addition to private practice, excellent opportunities exist in Academic Dentistry, Public Health Dentistry, Research, International Health Care and Hospital dentistry. 

Dental specialties also offer career opportunities for dentist who met additional educational requirements. 

Visit Careers in Dentistry for more information.