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If you enjoy working with people — and you want to help give them healthy smiles — a career as a dental professional could be a good fit for you. 

In these programs, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge to care for patients as an important part of the dental team. Your training could include hands-on practice and learning experiences in real dentist offices.

Job opportunities in the field are excellent. Whether you want to work in general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery or orthodontics — wherever there are dentists — there is a need for qualified dental professionals.

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Dental Assisting

Learn to assist dentists with charting, instruments, X-rays, patient education, office management, patient records and other duties essential to a successful dental practice. 

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Dental Hygiene

Complete the requirements to transfer to an approved four-year bachelor's degree program in dental hygiene.

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Complete the pre-dental requirements to transfer to a four-year institution to continue your education toward a career in dentistry. 

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Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary

Prepare to work under the supervision of a dentist to provide restorative dentistry services, such as placing and carving direct restorations and taking final impressions.