As everyone has teeth, there will always be a need for highly qualified dental students. There are three primary levels of dentistry in the college major, and they all can lead to the next level. “Pre-Dental” is designed to give the student all of the science pre-requisites for a successful entry to dental school. Dental Hygienists earn a full BA, and is its own long term career. Dental Assistants typically earn a certification or an Associates degree.
Why is this Important?
- Professional Associations are where the industry of the major gather together
- Many have student chapters you can join while in college
- Many offer internships, scholarships, and opportunities in the major
|Organization Committed to ongoing continuing education for Dentists.||Visit|
|Dedicated to advancing the Art and Science of Cosmetic Dentistry.||Visit|
|Providing info to hygienists and to the public.||Visit|
|American Dental Assistants Association||To promote the dental assisting profession and promote education and legislation to enhance the delivery of quality dental health care.||Visit|
|American Academy of Dental Practice Administration||Committed to providing practice management information for dentists.||Visit|
|American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry||Promoting the integration of esthetics into the total spectrum of oral health care.||Visit|
|American Academy of Implant Dentistry||Advancing the practice of Implant Dentistry through education and credentialing.||Visit|
|American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics||Dedicated to prosthetic correction and management of maxillofacial defects.||Visit|
|American Association of Dental Schools||All U.S. and Canadian Dental Schools and continuing education programs.||Visit|
|American Association of Orthodontists||Association committed to educating the public and advancing the art of orthodontics.||Visit|
|American Dental Association||The ADA is the leading dental site for professionals and consumer info.||Visit|