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A Career in Dentistry













Here are some of our web pages to explore. Talk with your dentist if you have questions about a career in dentistry, or ask him or her about job shadowing.

So, you want to have a career in dentistry..

  • Answers basic questions about the profession, specialties, technology
  • A great place to start when considering dentistry as a career

Dental Occupations
Here is a great source of career information. The section on dentistry lists:
  • Worker characteristics
  • Education
  • Preparation
  • Training, and more

Click onto the career to learn more:


 Where Can I Get More Information?

  • For more information you can email or call the Valley District Dental Society which is a component of the Massachusetts Dental Society and American Dental Association.
  • Perhaps you can arrange for a brief visit to a dental office to observe and talk with your dentist or their staff.
  • You can also contact an accredited dental program and arrange to visit the school and talk with a counselor about a career in dentistry.
  • Be sure to ask your dentist about a career in dentistry.


Massachusetts Dental Society

Lists dental programs in dental hygiene and assisting throughout the state

  • Outlines career opportunities
  • A resource  for further dental questions
Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS)
2 Willow Street #200, Southborough, MA 01745
(508) 480-9797
(800) 342-8747 (in state) | (800) 943-9200 (national)
(508) 480-0002 fax

American Dental Association

  • Provides excellent consumer information on dental topics
  • Lists dental assistant and dental hygienist programs in the U.S. and in Canada







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