There are a variety of career opportunities in oral health. Some, like dentistry and dental hygiene, require specific training and a license to practice. Dental assistants require training but are not licensed. In response to limited access to care for many individuals, a new career has been created: community dental health coordinator. Each member of the dental team works according to their own scope, but each plays a role in patient education, prevention, treatment, and community dental health. For more information on different oral health careers, visit:

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