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The Best Jobs To Become Successful In Dentistry

February 20, 2017 - Randy Sutton

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The dental care industry is full of great jobs that mean lasting careers, and very few of them require extensive college degrees. If you’re looking for a career in the medical field, you won’t find better options than the ones in the dentistry field. There is a high-demand for skilled individuals, and the salary is usually reflective of that demand. Here are a few you may want to consider.

Dental Hygienist – When you go to the dentist, some type of preventive care is typically needed. That’s where the hygienists come in, and the job title says it all. Hygienists focus on the hygiene of your mouth. From simple fluoride cleanings to deep cleanings and other forms of care to ensure that the health of your teeth do not deteriorate. Most states require an associate’s degree in dental hygiene to get started. If you’re looking for a dentistry career to jump into soon, there is no better option for you to become successful than being a dental hygienist.

Dental Technician – While the general dentists and the oral surgeons do the physical work on a patient’s teeth, it all begins in a lab. That’s where dental technicians come in; they actually use the newest technology to create things such as braces, crowns and other prosthetics that the dentists use. When you think of dentistry, the idea of creating products in a lab usually doesn’t come to mind. That’s what makes it such a great job to be successful in – every single dentist office in the world relies on technicians. Without them, there are no dentists. It allows you to stay behind the scenes and yet be an integral part of the process for each and every patient – even if they don’t know it!

Cosmetic Dentist – Cosmetic dentistry is one of the fastest growing dental jobs in the country. While being a cosmetic dentist will require medical training, the differences between traditional dentist professions (such as periodontists or orthodontists) and cosmetic are stark. To put it simply, in cosmetic dentistry you are generally dealing with healthy teeth – the goal being not to repair them, but to make them aesthetically pleasing to the patient. We live in a society where people are obsessed with aesthetics – just look at the plastic surgery market over the last decade. That’s exactly why this is the perfect time to get into cosmetic dentistry – the market is destined to explode, thus allowing you to become extremely successful.

Randy Sutton