Dental Careers Named Best Jobs for 2023

Dental Careers Named Best Jobs for 2023

The dental profession has something for everyone: Service to others, variety and responsibility, flexibility, and tremendous growth opportunity. Numerous dental professions were even listed on the US News 100 Best Jobs for 2023. The information sheets below explain more about various professions within dentistry and the great career benefits of each. Share this page with anyone who’s looking for a rewarding, growing profession in health care.

Dental Hygienist


Dental hygiene is projected to be one of the 30 fastest growing occupations. Hygienists are at the forefront of helping the public maintain good oral health, and the field offers flexible work schedules and a fulfilling role in healthcare. Click the image on the left to learn more.

Dental Assistant


Dental assistants help the dentist with a variety of treatment procedures and prepare patients for procedures. They often take and process x-rays, sterilize instruments, and perform a variety of office management tasks. Click the image on the left to learn more.

Laboratory Technology


Work with your hands utilizing exciting new technologies with a career in dental technology. Dental technology is in high demand and provides the satisfaction of helping patients improve their health and appearance with new teeth. Click the image on the left to learn more.

Compare Hygienist and Assistant Jobs


Need help deciding between a career as a hygienist or an assistant? Our helpful fact sheet compares the duties and responsibilities of each job in the dental office. Click the image on the left to download the fact sheet.

IUSD grant serves shortage areas


Dentists help keep teeth and gums healthy with regular check-ups and also perform a variety of oral health treatments, including dental fillings, crowns and bridges. Opportunities include general dentistry or specialist areas such as orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, and more. Learn more about attending dental school on the Indiana University School of Dentistry website.

Resources for You


Working in a dental office is interesting, fulfilling and crucial to helping others maintain good health. Our Resources page provides a list of dental career resources and links for finding out more. Click the image on the left to download the Resources page.



Great news for those considering dental careers: Indiana’s Next Level Jobs program provides FREE training for certain in-demand jobs, including dental assisting, dental assisting with radiation, and dental assisting with office management. Visit the Next Level Jobs website to learn more and to apply for free training today.

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