Intro to Dental Careers

Intro to Dental Careers

This course introduces students to the exciting and varied career opportunities in the dentistry profession, from dental assistant all the way up to an oral surgeon. Students will review the history of dentistry globally and in the U.S., and will learn key dental terminology. The course will introduce the roles and tasks done as well as the skills and education required of nearly every member of the dental staff. Students will gain an understanding of what it takes to perform each position, and how they work together.

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What You’ll Learn
Associated Careers
  • Definition of dentistry and key dental and medical terminology.
  • How to describe appropriate infection control.
  • Dental practice management skills.
  • The requirements, education, and licenses necessary for various dental careers.
  • The pros and cons of various career paths in dentistry.
  • Ethical issues in Dentistry.
  • The emerging technologies that are impacting the dental practice.
  • General/Pediatric Dentist
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Lab Technician
  • Orthodontist
  • Oral Surgeon
  • and more…


What You’ll Create
Associated 21st-Century Skills
  • Digital and written projects to demonstrate knowledge of key dental issues such as oral health, practice marketing, and specialty procedures.
  • Evaluations of financial considerations of dental careers, including the cost for education and salary ranges.
  • Presentations showing knowledge of dental careers.
  • Analysis of the range of skills, competencies, and professional traits required for careers in dental sciences.
  • and more…
  • Communication & Collaboration
  • Attention to detail
  • Aptitude & Awareness
  • Decision-making
  • Problem-solving and identifying
  • Critical thinking
  • and more…


System/Equipment Requirements
  • A general word processing program (Word, Google Doc, etc.)


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