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Dental Team Careers

Dental Hygienists use their knowledge and clinical skills to provide dental hygiene care for patients. Review requirements for how to become a dental hygienist.

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. Read information on how to become a dental assistant.

New Proposed Dental Team Careers

The ADA proposes the addition of two new dental team members 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.

The Oral Preventive Assistant proposed model will support the dental profession by providing a variety of preventive services as well as patient oral health care education.