Dentistry is a rewarding field with an array
of opportunities. Dental assisting and dental
hygiene professionals provide valuable
preventive, educational and treatment
services to ensure good oral health and a
high quality of life for people of all ages. The
education and training required of dental
assisting and dental hygiene professionals
makes them valued and respected members
of the oral health care team.
Advances in science and technology will
make dentistry an increasingly exciting and
challenging field to be a part of in the coming
years. A strong education and clinical training
will be the key to a successful start in this
Dental Career Opportunities
The career and employment opportunities for dental
assistants and dental hygienists are excellent. Dental
Sciences graduates may choose to work in a variety of
dental health care settings, such as private dental
practices, larger dental group practices and dental
specialties. Other career opportunities exist in public
health, government agencies, armed forces, research,
sales or education.
If you enjoy interacting with people, have good manual
dexterity and are detailed-oriented, caring and want to
help others, and respect the importance of attaining and
maintaining optimum oral health, you will enjoy a career
as a dental assistant or dental hygienist. With excellent
job placement and starting salaries, this is a wonderful
After graduating, you may also choose to further your
career through the pursuit of an advanced degree.
New start date for the Dental Hygiene Program: Summer Term B.
Dental Hygiene applicants who are accepted into the Dental Hygiene Program for Fall 2012 will be required to register for and complete DEH1133 Orofacial Anatomy and Physiology in the Summer Term B-2012, which runs from July 2nd - August 10th. Students who are applying for or receiving financial aid should contact the Financial Aid office.