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Alternative Dental Career Options

Many dentists choose to pursue non-clinical dental career opportunities. Below are the various options that are available or non-traditional practice settings. The ADA Center for Professional Success offers the Alternative Dental Careers resource to help you make an informed decision on which career path may be best for you.

  • Academia
  • Dental Organization
  • Dental Consulting
  • Dental Products Industry
  • Dental Insurance
  • Research
  • Federal Services (Military and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)
  • Federal Services (Public Health)
  • Accreditation
  • Additional Education