Your dental career

The ADA has all the resources you need for a successful career in dentistry — no matter which paths you choose.

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Practicing dentistry

Whether you launch your own practice or join an existing one, we’re here to help you get started.

Other ways to use your expertise

Explore ways to apply your education and experience as a researcher, educator, consultant and more.

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Resources for high school and college students thinking about a career in dentistry.
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Find career-building resources from the American Dental Education Association (ADEA).
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Planning a career that offers you financial success and work-life balance.
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For dental team members

Career-building resources for dental hygienists, dental assistants, lab technicians and other members of the dental team.