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.

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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

Student Associations

All U.S. and Canadian Dental Schools and continuing education programs. Visit
The ADA is the leading dental site for professionals and consumer info. Visit
Providing info to hygienists and to the public. Visit
Association committed to educating the public and advancing the art of orthodontics. Visit
Advancing the practice of Implant Dentistry through education and credentialing. Visit
To promote the dental assisting profession and promote education and legislation to enhance the delivery of quality dental health care. Visit
Organization Committed to ongoing continuing education for Dentists. Visit
Promoting the integration of esthetics into the total spectrum of oral health care. Visit
Dedicated to advancing the Art and Science of Cosmetic Dentistry. Visit
Committed to providing practice management information for dentists. Visit
Dedicated to prosthetic correction and management of maxillofacial defects. Visit