How do I get into the dental field?

by | Mar 15, 2019 | Dental Assistant, Dental Hygienists, Dental Job, Dental Professionals, New Job, Work Life | 1 comment

Are you looking to make a career change?  Want a job that offers you the ability to work with your hands, connect with patients, be apart of a close-knit team and offers job stability?

Then a career in the Dental Field sounds like it would be the right fit for you!

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that between now and 2026 the dental field will grow by 19% adding 64,600 dental assistants, 41,000 dental hygienists, and 29,000 dentists to the field.  

The Bureau of Labor Statistics contributes this growth to the continued education of Oral Health, the large aging baby-boom population, and “as people keep more of their original teeth than did previous generations, the need to maintain and treat teeth will continue to increase the need for dental care.”

Heard enough?  Cool!  Here are some California based schools to help you jump start your career in dentistry.

Dental Assisting Programs in Southern California:

Concorde Career College
UEI College
Pima Medical Institute
Mesa College
American Career College
West Los Angeles College
Palomar College

Dental Hygiene Programs in Southern California:

Concorde Career College
Pima Medical Institute
Southwestern College
West Los Angeles College
University of California

Dental Front Office Programs in Southern California:

Academy of Dental Practice Careers
Front Office Rocks

We hope this helps you start your career path in Dentistry.  When you graduate make sure you build your profile on DirectDental so dental practices in your area can find you to work on their team!